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Research Letter
May 13, 2020

Digital Informed Consent in a Rural and Low-Income Population

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
  • 2Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
  • 3Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
  • 4Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
  • 5Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
JAMA Cardiol. Published online May 13, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0984

Rural and minority populations are underrepresented in clinical research, likely because of travel barriers and financial resources required to participate in conventional studies.1 Digital technology holds promise to improve access to clinical studies,2 but limited evidence is available detailing the adoption of these methods in underserved populations. We describe our experience using digital technology for remote enrollment in a clinical study evaluating the use of home blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring for hypertension management.

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