Barry Aaronson

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Detailed problem lists that comply with JCAHO requirements are important components of electronic health records. Besides improving continuity of care electronic problem lists could serve as foundation infrastructure for clinical trial recruitment, research, biosurveillance and billing informatics modules. However, physicians rarely maintain problem lists.(More)
Despite growing use of patient-facing technologies such as patient portals to address information needs for outpatients, we understand little about how patients manage information and use information technologies in an inpatient context. Based on hospital observations and responses to an online questionnaire from previously hospitalized patients and(More)
Substance abuse profiles were compared among alcoholics, problem smokers, and overeaters. Fifteen scales were investigated under the rubrics of Motivation, Style (Craving, Loss of Control, and Drug Use) and Effects (Beneficial and Harmful). While all three samples were similar on the Motivation scales, Smokers differed substantially from Alcoholics and(More)
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