TCC Cardiac

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TCC Cardiac is an NSW Health-funded study that will examine the comparative efficacy of the TeleClinical Care - Cardiac solution comprising of a smartphone application, backend clinician dashboard and associated model of care, and its messages component as standalone, as an adjunct to usual standard care in patients who are being discharged home following an acute cardiac event.

The Team

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Partners & Collaborators

This study is being conducted by The University of New South Wales in collaboration with a range of organisations.

Co-Chief Investigator Dr Sze Yuan Ooi, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales
Co-Chief Investigator Emeritus Professor Nigel Lovell, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales
Lead Site Principal Investigator Dr Jennifer Yu, Prince of Wales Hospital
Steering Committee Members Professor Louisa Jorm, University of New South Wales
Professor Teng Liaw, University of New South Wales
Dr Nancy Briggs, University of New South Wales
Professor Branko Celler, University of New South Wales
Dr Peter Brown, University of New South Wales
Professor Gemma Figtree, University of Sydney
Professor Robyn Gallagher, University of Sydney
Professor Stephen Jan, The George Institute for Global Health
Dr Hueiming Liu, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health
Prof. Kim Delbaere, NeuroScience Research Australia

Study Sites

  1. Coffs Harbour Hospital
  2. Liverpool Hospital Sydney
  3. Prince of Wales Hospital
  4. Port Macquarie Base Hospital
  5. Royal North Shore Hospital
  6. St George Hospital
  7. St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  8. The Sutherland Hospital
  9. Wollongong Hospital


(1) The TCC-Cardiac App - is a smartphone application-centric model of care that combines evidence-based best practice with recent advances in mobile technology to enhance the delivery of a behavioral and exercise program to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events.

(2) Backend Clinician Dashboard - data collected from the patient’s phone app is transferred to KIOLA, a central web-based server which comprises a clinician dashboard with data analytics features for monitoring and triaging incoming patient data. Investigators may monitor for abnormalities in the physiological data such as: weight gain, hypertension, hypotension and hyoxaemia.

(3) Collaborative Care Model:

Collaborative Care Model - Flowchart
Collaborative Care Model - Smartphone Application

The intervention will be evaluated by a prospective, multi-centre pragmatic trial. Patients admitted with myocardial infarction (MI) or decompensated heart failure (HF) being discharged home will be allocated to 1 of 3 cohorts, using predefined criteria according to their access to technology in a pragmatic design, including 1) TCC-Cardiac randomisation, 2) TCC-text randomisation, or 3) usual care registry.

Cohort 1 (N=1,000): patients will be randomised at point of hospital discharge in a 1:1 ratio to the TCC-Cardiac program in addition to usual care, or to usual care alone.

Cohort 2 (N=1,000): patients will be randomised 1:1 to receive supportive text messages (TCC-Text) in addition to usual care, or to usual care alone.

Cohort 3 (N=500) is a registry of patients.


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