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.
Collaborative Patient Portals: Computer-based Agents and Patients' Understanding of Numeric Health Information
This project enhanced patient notification of test results for older adults by adding verbal, graphic, or visual enhancements to improve patient comprehension of risk.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials.
Harnessing Health Information Technology for Self-Management Support and Medication Activation in a Medicaid Health Plan
The Self-Management Automated Real Time Telephone Support (SMART-Steps) provided surveillance, education, and telephone care management guided by questions on patient behavior.
Implementing a Low-Literacy, Multimedia Information Technology System to Enhance Patient-Centered Cancer Care
This project evaluated the CancerHelp® Talking Touchscreen, a low-literacy, multimedia information technology system that provides patient education on cancer diagnoses, treatment, support, side effects, prevention, and screening.