Engaging and Empowering Patients

2021 Research Stories

Hanging Out with CoolCraig: Self-Regulation for Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

A wearable digital healthcare intervention to promote selfregulation among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and their parents is a promising method to support adherence to treatment.

Opening a Window to Depression

Many people with depression who do not have upcoming medical appointments go undiagnosed. An online questionnaire can help get them into treatment.

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Engaging Disadvantaged Patients by Using Mobile Technology to Share Patient Reported Outcomes

Commercial off-the-shelf technology, including mobile phones and fitness trackers, can successfully engage disadvantaged patients to collect patient-generated health data and patient-reported outcomes that can be integrated into electronic health records to improve chronic disease care planning during clinical visits.

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Helping Patients Better Understand Effective Treatment Options for Crohn’s Disease

Use of the Crohn’s Disease Prediction Tool, a validated individualized risk prediction tool plus a web-based decision aid, resulted in improved shared decision making and patients choosing a more effective Crohn’s disease therapy.

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High Tech as High Touch: Using InfoSAGE to Connect Caregivers and Older Adults

Using an online platform to facilitate information exchange and care coordination between those over 75 years of age and their support network is feasible and has the potential to increase quality of life for older adults.

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It’s Not Just for Video Games: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Patient Care

Virtual reality technology can be used to recreate issues patients may experience in their homes and identify the complex and concurrent interactions impacting personal health information management.

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Smart Mobile Health App Improves Screening for Risks and Protective Factors for Pregnant Women

A screening tool for risk and protective factors during pregnancy can be integrated in clinic flow and improve customized discussions with pregnant women to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies.

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Texting Reminders to Low-Income, Minority Patients Improves Vaccination Rates

Human papillomavirus vaccine series completion rates in a low-income, Latino adolescent population were high for patients receiving text messages reminders.

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Using Smartphone Location Data for Care Coordination

A smartphone app that uses location data to notify PCPs when a patient arrives in the hospital or ER is a simple, potentially scalable approach to improve care coordination after a hospital visit.