This research studied the healthcare information needs of elders and their family caregivers and developed an online platform to allow this group to share health information.
Understanding User Needs and Context to Inform Consumer Health Information Technology (IT) Design (R01)
This project evaluated the impact of an inpatient portal used by cardiac patients and found that patients using the portal had a lower 30-day hospital readmission rate.
The goal of this research was to document the ability of low-income, multiethnic older adults to use information technology applications for personal health information management.
This research examined characteristics, information needs, and information-seeking strategies to inform health information technology design for pregnant women and caregivers.
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 developed and tested visual displays of laboratory test results and found that designs informed by patient input can make data more intuitive and meaningful to patients.
The research team created a systematic way to understand and measure how household context—such as storage adequacy, lighting, and privacy affordance—influences personal health information management.
This study sought to gain an understanding of the personal health information management needs and practices of older adults and their caregivers to inform the design of health information technologies that support older adult health and independence.
In an effort to reduce medical errors and adverse events, this project will determine the information needs of hospitalized patients and caregivers, and develop design requirements for a solution that supports communicating safety concerns to providers.