This project assessed the facilitators and barriers to adoption, implementation, and use of a personal health record in four practices, and evaluated the impact of various strategies on adoption and usage rates.
Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease
This project determined care priorities for patients with multiple chronic conditions based on patient needs, preferences, and capabilities and developed a set of recommendations for patients and providers.
The researchers developed a mobile health application to distribute evidence-based pain self-management strategies to patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
This project developed and pilot-tested TJR App, a mobile application designed to help patients with osteoarthritis track their pain and activity, and found that app users were more likely to track symptoms consistently, when compared to non-users.
This research demonstrated the feasibility of offering telemedicine rheumatology via video teleconference as an option for rheumatoid arthritis followup care.
This project will develop and evaluate an an electronic dashboard to display patient reported outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis that will facilitate clinician and patient conversations about their care.
Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness Patient-Reported Outcome (RISE PRO) Dissemination Project
Working with the American College of Rheumatology, this research created a clinical learning network to increase the use of rheumatoid arthritis patient-reported outcomes (PROs), developed a natural language processing algorithm to abstract PRO measures from the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness registry, and planned for a toolkit to disseminate best practices in the implementation of PROs.