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This study showed that there is a range of how people communicate with their social network, how this information is communicated, the types of health information communicated, and the rationales for the communication.
The purpose of this project is to create a systematic way to understand and measure how household context—such as storage adequacy, lighting, and privacy affordance—influences personal health information management.
This project studied patient portals, their use in primary care, and the impact of use on chronic conditions, and identified opportunities to improve adoption of patient portals.
This project determined patient needs and preferences for healthcare reminders and notifications, developed and tested a prototype, and found that user-centered designs have the ability to provide more effective and patient-centered care.
This project established an integrated information and communication technology system to help older adults age in place and live independently for as long as possible, and found that the system improved user quality of life.
This dissertation work informed the creation of three conceptual frameworks related to the design of culturally-informed consumer health information technology.
A meeting on health disparities was held to build a research and action agenda for reducing disparities in health care quality among priority populations.
This project created individualized, culturally and linguistically inclusive education materials for older adults from diverse backgrounds tailored to electronic medication information.
Created an information management environment that integrated patient care data, standardized practice variation and use of best practices, and supported the delivery of a seamless continuum of patient care throughout the health system through CPOE.
Developed and evaluated Web-enabled education tools in hospitals and homes for renal transplant patients to reduce medication errors and improve safety and compliance using wireless portable computers.