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Geisinger patients, learn how you may be able to get an EDGE on your asthma!

What is EDGE?

EDGE is an innovative, mobile app designed as a personal companion for those who want to better manage their asthma. EDGE is in an exploratory evaluation (testing) phase, which means Geisinger patients may use it while Geisinger sees how well it works and how it may help patients with their asthma. EDGE is one of the first asthma apps to connect directly to your electronic health record.

Review the terms of participation below.

Features

Environmental conditions

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Medication tracking

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Asthma triggers

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Weekly asthma reports

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Frequently asked questions


Will my healthcare provider have access to my protected health information (or “PHI,” as defined by HIPAA) in EDGE?    

Yes, your healthcare provider will have access to the PHI and any other information you enter in EDGE. They may use your PHI and other information you’ve entered in EDGE to help them see a whole picture of your asthma management and address your needs. Since EDGE is in an exploratory evaluation, the providers will also be looking to ensure that the PHI and other information they see is accurate. 

What if the application breaks or doesn’t function as it should?

You can report any issues to the EDGE team by emailing us at edge@geisinger.edu or by calling us at (570) 214-1745.

How do I opt-out once I am enrolled?

If you wish to opt out once you have enrolled, notify the EDGE team emailing us at edge@geisinger.edu or by calling us at 570-214-1745. Then uninstall or delete the EDGE app from your smart device.

How was EDGE created?  

EDGE was created by the Geisinger System Services Steele Institute for Health Innovation in partnership with the Geisinger Clinic Pulmonary Department and the Geisinger Center for Translational Bioethics & Health Care Policy (EDGE team), funded in collaboration with AstraZeneca, a company that makes asthma medications. Geisinger patients and physicians and AstraZeneca participated in market research and discussions to help inform the design of the EDGE app.

Terms of participation:

These are the EDGE terms of participation. Be sure to read them carefully. Do not download the app if you do not agree to them or if you have any questions or concerns.

What will I be asked to do?
EDGE is in an exploratory evaluation phase. This means that we’ll ask you to use the app, and then we’ll ask for your feedback to help us evaluate its ease of use, usefulness and accuracy. The feedback we get from you will come from surveys that will be sent separately.

Will I be reimbursed for my time?
Participants who download the app and provide feedback by responding to surveys will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 Weis gift cards worth $50 each.  

How will we minimize risk and protect your confidentiality?
Using EDGE involves minimal risk. The app uses the same security as our patient portal, myGeisinger. We will take steps to protect your PHI and and other information and keep it private. 

About EDGE data security:

  • Geisinger follows applicable laws and regulations to protect PHI.
  • You may use the EDGE app only for purposes of developing and testing it.
  • As the EDGE app is in exploratory evaluation, the PHI stored in EDGE is not guaranteed to be accurate.
  • You may use the EDGE app for information only. You should not use it as a basis for making decisions about your healthcare or medical treatment, as there is a chance that the EDGE app might malfunction and not work properly in some cases.

Who will see my PHI and personal information?
The EDGE app and all personal information and PHI in the app will be available to the EDGE team and your Geisinger Clinic pulmonary care team. Geisinger follows applicable laws and regulations to protect PHI. 

Who is the EDGE team?

The EDGE team is an interdisciplinary team of physicians, healthcare professionals, innovators and technical developers led on the clinical side by Paul Simonelli, MD (medical director of Geisinger Clinic Pulmonary Medicine), in partnership with Rebecca Stametz, DEd (associate vice president of Product Innovation for the Steele Institute for Health Innovation) on the innovation side.

Will the project sponsor have access to my PHI and personal information?
No. The project was funded in collaboration with AstraZeneca. We will not disclose the PHI and other information you put in the EDGE app to AstraZeneca. 

What happens if I do not want to take part in using EDGE?

Using the EDGE app is voluntary. You may decide that you do not wish to participate and opt out at any time.

By checking the box at sign-up, you are saying that:

  • You agree to use the EDGE app as part of our exploratory evaluation only.
  • You understand that the EDGE team and your Geisinger Clinic pulmonary care team will have access to your PHI and other information you put in the EDGE app.

You know that:

  • You can stop your participation at any time.
  • You can contact the EDGE team at edge@geisinger.edu or at 570-214-1745 if you have any questions about the pilot.

Download and use of the EDGE application is subject to End User License Agreement below.

End user license agreement

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (this “EULA”) CAREFULLY. THIS EULA IS BETWEEN YOU (“You” or “Your”) AND GEISINGER CLINIC (“We” or “Us” or “Our”). BY TAPPING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON WITHIN THIS APPLICATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA. IF YOU ARE NOT AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW, DO NOT TAP ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON AS YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THIS APPLICATION (the “Application”).

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE EDGE APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY IN AN EXPLORATORY EVALUATION WHICH MEANS WE ARE TESTING IT TO DETERMINE HOW IT WORKS AND HOW WE MAY BE ABLE TO IMPROVE IT.  YOU AGREE TO REPORT ANY ISSUES WITH THE EDGE APPLICATION TO THE EDGE TEAM BY CONTACTING US VIA E-MAIL AT edge@geisinger.edu OR BY CALLING US AT (570) 214-1745.. 

License and Restrictions
We grant You a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use the Application, solely for Your personal, non-commercial use in accordance with the instructions and documentation set forth in this EULA or any parts of the Application (collectively, the “Documentation”). Unless expressly otherwise set forth in this EULA, You may not: (a) modify, translate or create derivative works of the Application or the Documentation; (b) decompile, reverse engineer or reverse assemble any portion of the Application or attempt to discover any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of the Application; (c) sell, assign, sublicense, rent, lease, loan, provide, distribute or otherwise transfer all or any portion of the Application or the Documentation; (d) make, have made, reproduce or copy the Application or the Documentation; (e) remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices associated with the Application or the Documentation, or make available the Application without reproducing all proprietary notices; (f) cause or permit any other party to do any of the foregoing; or (g) engage in any conduct that, directly or indirectly, violates the terms of this EULA or has a harmful impact on the Application. 

Use of the Application
You understand that the Application may break, and it may not work properly. If You have questions or concerns about Your health care or medical treatment, You will call Your health care provider and not rely on the Application. We reserve the right to terminate Your use of the Application at any time, with or without any reason. The Application is provided solely for informational purposes and reliance on the Application is purely at Your own risk. Geisinger Clinic does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the content contained in the Application. You will be solely responsible for Your use of and reliance on the content contained in the Application and for all decisions or actions resulting from Your use of the Application. The Application is not a substitute for the medical judgment of a physician or other licensed health care professional. The Application is not intended to replace or overrule the judgment or diagnosis of a physician or licensed health care professional and must not be used as the basis for making any diagnosis or treatment recommendation. 

Ownership
The Application and the Documentation, including all images, photographs, animations, text and other audiovisual materials, and any and all patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, trade secrets and any other form of intellectual property rights recognized in any jurisdiction, including applications and registrations for any of the foregoing embodied therein are owned, in whole or in part, by Us. The Application and the Documentation are licensed, and not sold, to You for use only under the terms of this EULA. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to You. You will not use publicly for publicity, promotion, or otherwise, any logo, name, trade name, service mark, or trademark belonging to Us or Our affiliates or licensors, including, but not limited to the word “Geisinger,” or any simulation, abbreviation, or adaptation of the same, or the name of any Geisinger Clinic employee or agent, without Our prior written consent. 

Term and Termination
The effective date of this EULA is the date on which You install the Application. This EULA is effective until terminated. You may terminate this EULA at any time by deleting the Application from Your device. This EULA will terminate immediately without notice from Us if You fail to comply with any provision of this EULA. Upon termination, You must delete the Application from Your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone and/or other device on which the Application is installed. 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE APPLICATION IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, COVENANTS OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE APPLICATION WILL BE FREE FROM ALL BUGS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN) WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION WHETHER ALLEGED TO ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, BY REASON OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE, BY COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL (A) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, (B) WARRANTIES OF FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE (WHETHER OR NOT WE KNOW, HAVE REASON TO KNOW, HAVE BEEN ADVISED, OR ARE OTHERWISE AWARE OF ANY SUCH PURPOSE), (C) WARRANTIES OF NONINFRINGEMENT OR CONDITION OF TITLE, OR (D) WARRANTIES THAT THE APPLICATION WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE RELIED ON NO WARRANTIES WHEN MAKING YOUR DECISION TO USE THIS APPLICATION. THIS DISCLAIMER AND EXCLUSION WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER SET FORTH ABOVE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, ANY BODILY OR MENTAL INJURY, MALPRACTICE, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL LOSSES, MENTAL LOSSES OR ANY FINANCIAL LOSSES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION, OR YOUR USE OF THE APPLICATION, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR ARE OTHERWISE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, ANY BODILY OR MENTAL INJURY, MALPRACTICE, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL LOSSES, MENTAL LOSSES OR ANY FINANCIAL LOSSES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION OR YOUR USE OF THE APPLICATION, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US SOLELY FOR YOUR USE OF THIS APPLICATION. MULTIPLE CLAIMS WILL NOT EXPAND THIS LIMITATION. CERTAIN LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. 

Disclaimer of Tort Liability
THE FOREGOING REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE, AND YOU WAIVE AND RELEASE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS, AND LIABILITIES OF US AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES, CLAIMS, AND RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE APPLICATION COVERED BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA, WHETHER ARISING FROM CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT OR FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR OTHER FAULT, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO THE APPLICATION. 

Indemnification
You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Us, Our affiliates, and Our and their respective trustees, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors, employees, consultants, service providers, and applicable third parties (such as licensors and partners) (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any actual or threatened suit, demand or claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable attorneys’ fees) brought against any Indemnified Parties, arising out of or relating to: (a) Your use of the Application; (b) Your conduct; (c) Your failure to perform Your obligations under this EULA (including, but not limited to, Your violation of this EULA); (d) Your violation of the rights of any third party; and/or (e) use of the Application by anyone else on Your device. 

General
This EULA constitutes the entire agreement between You and Us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any and all prior proposals, agreements or communications, written or oral with respect to the subject matter hereof. This EULA may not be modified, altered or amended, except by written instrument executed by both of Us. You may not assign or otherwise transfer this EULA to anyone. All disputes arising from or relating to this EULA will be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and You hereby consent to such exclusive jurisdiction and waive objections to venue therein. You and We hereby disclaim the Application of the 1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If any provision of this EULA is found invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect, and the invalid provision will be partially enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law to effectuate the purpose of this EULA. If You use any third party services that are accessed through or embedded in the Application, Your use of those services will be governed by the terms of use of those services. 

Other Geisinger Clinic Products and Services
While using the Application, You may be given the opportunity to purchase other Geisinger Clinic products and services. These products and services may contain different or additional terms of use or privacy policies. If You choose to purchase any of those products and services, Your use of them will be governed by those terms and policies. 

Third Party Services
If You use any other third party services that are embedded in, or accessed through, the Application, Your use of those services is subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of those third party services.