Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records:
Is a $10-million national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created to stimulate innovation in personal health information technology.
The first round of funding, which received additional support from the California HealthCare Foundation, focused on stimulating innovation in the development of personal health record applications through:
Nine multidisciplinary teams created a range of tools that addressed specific but complex self- management tasks – from a cell-phone-enabled medication management system that alerts children with cystic fibrosis when to take certain medicines, to a personal digital assistant that collects and supports self-reported pain and activity data.
By using a common platform, these teams:
For information more information about the first-round grantee projects and to view the products of their work, see http://www.projecthealthdesign.org/projects.
The Second Round, currently underway, focuses on identifying, interpreting, and integrating Observations of Daily Living (ODLs) into every day life and clinical practice by way of robust, fault tolerant systems that align PHRs with local, state, federal regulations.
The nuance of this round is on creating a tool which not only captures a range of ODLs that people will use, but that will present data to providers in a way that is meaningful and integrates with ease into their workflow and their process of determining patient care. During the two-year initiative, teams will work with clinical partners and patients with two or more chronic conditions to:
The new dimension for the common platform in this phase advocates a three-layer model of PHRs:
Like in Round 1, groups will work collaboratively with other teams to facilitate the development process.
Awards will be announced in December, 2009.