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We developed the Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for patients on oral anticoagulation therapy. It consists of a home unit, HAT server, and clinician unit. Patients at home use a palmtop or a laptop connected with a prothrombin time (PT) monitor. Each HAT session consists of self-testing, feedback, and educational components. The symptom data and(More)
Successful patient self-management requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes regular patient assessment, disease-specific education, control of medication adherence, implementation of health behavior change models and social support. Existing systems for computer-assisted disease management do not provide this multidisciplinary patient support and(More)
Institute of Medicine defines "patient safety" as a set of measures taken by healthcare professionals to prevent adverse outcomes from medical errors. Kohn estimated that medical errors are likely to result in a death of 44,000 to 98,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year, making it almost the fifth leading cause of death. The costs of medical errors, made(More)
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