Following a July 2006 call for proposals, nine interdisciplinary teams participated in 18-month projects. They created a broad range of tools that addressed specific but complex self-management tasks.
Personal Health Management Assistant
The University of Rochester team designed a computerized “conversational assistant” to provide patients with heart disease a daily check-up.
Personal Health Application for Diabetes Self-Management
T.R.U.E. Research Foundation and the Diabetes Institute at Walter Reed Army Medical Center designed a system to assist with the main components of diabetes self-management by capturing observations of daily living (ODLs).
Chronic Disease Medication Management Between Office Visits
The University of Washington designed a system that allows people with diabetes to record their blood glucose levels, blood pressure, diet and exercise, and quickly upload these readings via a cell phone to their health care provider.
My-Medi-Health: A Vision for a Child-focused Personal Medication Management System
Vanderbilt University developed a mobile application for children with cystic fibrosis and their caregivers to track medications, alert parents when doses have been taken, manage refills and more.
Supporting Patient and Provider Management of Chronic Pain with PDA Applications Linked to Personal Health Records
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designed an electronic diary that supports the collection of self-reported pain and activity data on a highly tailored hand-held device.
A PHR System for At-Risk Sedentary Adults
Research Triangle Institute International worked with the Cooper Institute to develop a PHR tool to help sedentary adults become more physically active.
Living Profiles: Transmedia Personal Health Record Systems for Young Adults
Stanford University worked with the Art Center College of Design to help adolescents with chronic illnesses assume greater responsibility for their health by exploring a personal health application that fits teenagers’ lives.
Assisting Older Adults with Transitions of Care
The University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center designed a portable touch-screen computer for elders or their caregivers to better manage complex medication regimens at home.
A Customized Care Plan for Breast Cancer Patients
The University of California, San Francisco designed a calendar that integrates details of breast cancer patients’ treatment schedules with their personal schedules to help them better understand and coordinate their care.