Gail R. Casper

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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)
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)
This paper describes the process we used to design the HeartCare website to support Technology Enhanced Practice (TEP) for home care nurses engaged in providing care for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Composed of communication, information, and self-monitoring functions, the HeartCare website is aimed at supporting best practice nursing care(More)
Systematic engagement of patients in disease management requires design and deployment of innovative technologies that complement and extend professional nursing services. We describe here a model of nursing practice that capitalizes on a web-based resource (HeartCareII) to support patient self-management, symptom interpretation, and self-monitoring.(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)
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)
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)
To monitor the experience of participants in a field evaluation of a home care Web support service we developed a survey to measure patient technology acceptance. Predictors of the acceptance model were selected from the technology acceptance literature. Cognitive interviewing was used to improve the validity of the survey items. We also describe the(More)