Eung-Hun Kim

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Personal health records(PHRs) are proposed as a strategy to make health care delivery increasingly patient-centered. Yet little work has been done in understanding the workflows of patients in their own homes, or influence of access, cognitive, physical, or literacy barriers on workflow and outcomes of using health records. Many populations may require(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic personal health records (PHRs) are increasingly recognized and used as a tool to address various challenges stemming from the scattered and incompatible personal health information that exists in the contemporary US health care system. Although activity around PHR development and deployment has increased in recent years, little has(More)
The non-surgical diagnosis of thyroid nodules is currently made via a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy. It is estimated that somewhere between 250,000 and 300,000 thyroid FNA biopsies are performed in the United States annually. However, a large percentage (approximately 70%) of these biopsies turn out to be benign. Since the aggressive FNA management of(More)
The diagnosis for thyroid nodules is currently made via an FNA biopsy. It is estimated that somewhere between 250,000 and 300,000 thyroid FNA biopsies are performed in the United States annually. However, a large percentage (approximately 70%) of these biopsies turn out to be benign. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether ultrasound elastography(More)
A web-based patient-centered personal health record (PHR), called the Personal Health Information Management System (PHIMS), has been developed and its usability has been evaluated in conjunction with a referral system, called the Facilitated Accurate Referral Management System (FARMS). To estimate the system requirements of PHIMS for wider clinical use, we(More)
Personal Health Record (PHR) has been increasingly recognized and actively promoted by the federal government, experts and industry as an important tool for improving healthcare in the U.S. However, the PHR use by patients and its utility have not been studied well. We have evaluated a web-based PHR in multiple locations covering diverse population groups.(More)
Personal Health Records (PHRs) are increasingly recognized as a strategy to improve patient-provider communication, availability of health information, and quality of care, by making the delivery of care more patient-centered. However, not much is known about the effects of self-managing personal health information (PeHI), patients' perception of PeHI and(More)
The prevalence and severity of mental health problems in college and university communities are alarming. However, the majority of students with mental disorders do not seek help from professionals. To help students assess their mental conditions and encourage them to take an active role in seeking care, we developed a web-based self-screening, referral,(More)
With the growing availability of health information on the web, people are becoming more knowledgeable on their health conditions and treatment options, and more patients seek specialists by themselves. To aid patients in requesting self-referrals, we have developed and evaluated a web-based self-referral system in three specialty clinics at the University(More)