Health Literacy

Improving Direct Notification of Abnormal Test Results via Patient Portals

Description: 

This project identified patients’ needs, preferences, and responses when receiving abnormal test result notifications through an electronic patient portal, and developed a usable prototype to improving test result communication.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2017

Collaborative Patient Portals: Computer-based Agents and Patients' Understanding of Numeric Health Information

Description: 

This project enhanced patient notification of test results for older adults by adding verbal, graphic, or visual enhancements to improve patient comprehension of risk.

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May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2017

eCoach: Development and Pilot Testing of a Decision Aid for Prostate Cancer

Description: 

This project piloted an embodied conversational agent to support shared decisionmaking for prostate cancer treatment and found that the tools was technically feasible however, many men preferred receiving information from their providers.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2015

Improving Electronic Health Records Patient Education Materials

Description: 

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials.

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July 19, 2010 to July 18, 2013

Harnessing Health Information Technology for Self-Management Support and Medication Activation in a Medicaid Health Plan

Description: 

The Self-Management Automated Real Time Telephone Support (SMART-Steps) provided surveillance, education, and telephone care management guided by questions on patient behavior.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Tailored DVD to Improve Medication Management for Low Literate Elderly Patients

Description: 

This project created individualized, culturally and linguistically inclusive education materials for older adults from diverse backgrounds tailored to electronic medication information.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Implementation Outcomes of a Health Information Technology Program For Vulnerable Diabetes Patients

Description: 

This project examined the fidelity of the implementation of the Self-Management Automated Real-Time Telephone Support program to better-inform tailoring of health

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July 11, 2011 to December 31, 2012

Personal Health Information Management and Design of Consumer Health IT

Description: 

The purpose of this project was to establish a foundation and propose an action agenda for the integration of patients’ personal health information management into the design of consumer health information technology.

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July 14, 2008 to December 31, 2009

The Effects of Age, Cognition, and Health Literacy on Use of a Patient EMR

Description: 

This project examined adults aged 40-85 and their ability to conduct health management tasks within a simulated patient portal of an electronic medical record.

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September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2011

Evaluation of Computer Generated After-Visit Summaries to Support Patient-Centered Care

Description: 

This project utilized input from patients and clinicians in order to develop three test versions of an after visit summary (AVS), and employed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the various versions against a standard AVS.

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September 15, 2009 to March 15, 2012