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Project HealthDesign, a multi-year, multi-site project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support from the California HealthCare Foundation, is designed to stimulate innovation in personal health records (PHRs). Project HealthDesign teams employed user-centered design processes to create designs and prototypes of computer-based(More)
Sicker patients with greater care needs are being discharged to their homes to assume responsibility for their own care with fewer nurses available to aid them. This situation brings with it a host of human factors and ergonomic (HFE) concerns, both for the home care nurse and the home dwelling patient, that can affect quality of care and patient safety.(More)
Project HealthDesign is a national program designed to rethink the power and potential of personal health to rethink the power and potential of personal health records. It intends to stimulate development of new personal health management tools by harnessing the content of the personal health record and making advice, recommendations, and data-tracking(More)
1. INTRODUCTION. Decision-making demands faced by homebound caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) are numerous and complex. Although caregivers frequently know what to do in caring for the person with AD, they lack confidence in their decisions [1]. The challenge of caregiving decisions may be compounded by the lack of resources to aid in(More)
Computer networks serve as convenient, efficient, and enduring vehicles for delivering nursing services to patients at home. The ComputerLink, a nurse-supervised computer network, provides information, decision support, and communication services to caregivers of people with Alzheimer's Disease [1]. The data obtained in the original experiment included(More)
Creating technological solutions that support health everywhere requires understanding the context of health and the vernacular of those engaged in it within that context. Within the formal healthcare system, institutional environments dominate and perspectives of biomedical science and the health professions govern the characterization of disease, illness(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop and test an interactive computer-mediated smoking cessation program for inner-city women. A non-probability sample of 100 women who receive care at an inner-city community health center in Indianapolis participated in the usability study. Women completed the computer program in the clinic following baseline data(More)
Advancements in the health information technology that brought personal health records to individuals have opened the door to new insights concerning the cues people use to monitor health in their everyday lives. In order to evaluate the impact of capturing, storing, and integrating these observations of daily living (ODLs) into the clinical care process,(More)