Elaine K. Swift

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PURPOSE We do not yet know how best to design, implement, and use health information technology (IT). A comprehensive framework that captures knowledge on the implementation, use, and optimization of health IT will help guide more effective approaches in the future. METHODS The authors conducted a targeted review of existing literature on health IT(More)
People enrolled in Medicare often turn to family members and friends for help in making health decisions, including Medicare health plan choices. To learn how family members and friends participate in decisionmaking, what information they currently use, and what information they would like, we held eight focus groups in San Diego and Baltimore. Although(More)
This study used a focus group methodology to examine how Medicare beneficiaries reacted to messages on specific kinds of preventive action, including those adopted by public and private section health organizations. Beneficiaries were asked to rank the messages on their own, and then to discuss their rankings in focus groups. The best-received messages(More)
BACKGROUND Health information technology, which is sometimes referred to as informaticization of medicine, is changing the extent to which patients become competent producers of their own health by enabling them access to health information anytime and anywhere. OBJECTIVE This research provides preliminary information on users' perceptions of the extent(More)
  • Westat Russell Mardon, R. Blake Roper, +11 authors Jennifer Pancholi
  • 2012
This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials that are clearly noted in the document. Further reproduction of those copyrighted materials is prohibited without the specific permission of copyright holders. Preface The Enabling Patient-Centered Care Through Health • Improving Quality(More)
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