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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Successful field evaluation of informatics initiatives designed to create technology-enhanced professional practice relies on adequate training of experimental participants. However, such training presents design, implementation and evaluation challenges. A macroergonomic approach, focusing on an organizational view of people, technology, task and(More)
The physical spaces within which the work of health occurs - the home, the intensive care unit, the emergency room, even the bedroom - influence the manner in which behaviors unfold, and may contribute to efficacy and effectiveness of health interventions. Yet the study of such complex workspaces is difficult. Health care environments are complex, chaotic(More)
The rapid migration of health care from the institution to the home presents a plethora of consumer health technology options.. The fit of these technologies to the users' actual task performance and environment remains to be explored. In the vizHOME study, we set out to conduct in-depth analyses of health information management tasks conducted by(More)