2004 Report of Activities
Our research focuses on design, deployment and evaluation of
computer systems for community health.
Continued work on the
ARCHIR projects have included
looking at how we can better understand consumer health information management
in the household and what community health information resources are available
to consumers. Recent works from this project include:
Example photographs of health information found in
the home, from the Health@Home project:
Zayas-Cabán, T., Douglas, S. &
Brennan, P. F. Inclusive Information Systems Design: Assessing the Needs of
Underrepresented Groups. MedInfo 2004: 11th World Congress on Medical
Brennan, P. F., & Hsieh, Y. G. (July 2004).
Health@Home: Family Structure, Technology, and Home Health Information
Management. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau 15th International Research
Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
& Marquard, J. What do Consumers do with Health Information at Home? (2004,
June 21-23). Tromsø Telemedicine and eHealth Conference, Tromsø, Norway.
Gregory, J., Brennan, P.F. (2004). Cross-cultural Factors necessary to enable
Design of flexible Consumer Health Informatics Systems, Presented at IT in
Health Care 2004: Sociotechnical Approaches To Err is system,
IADL, has involved
partnering with a community planning group and helping them set up a digital
library of health information. This digital library can be found at
Recent works from this project include:
Systems Design: Concepts and an Illustration, Presented at MedInfo 2004: 11th
World Congress on Medical Informatics, San Fancisco, California, USA.
HeartCare2, we have
Aurora Health Systems to build a
web-based communication and support service for VNA nurses to use to help
patients with congestive heart failure better handle their symptoms. This
project is a continuation of the
HeartCare project, a web based
information and support system for patients recovering from coronary artery
Recent projects have expanded our work to include looking
at the development of local health information infrastructures. In the
project, we are performing an independent evaluation of a multi-institutional
network for the sharing of patient-controlled medical records.
Our work is currently funded by
National Institutes of Health
of Medicine (NLM). Our industry partners are
Health Systems (Milwaukee),
Hospital of Boston, and
of Technology (MIT). We have collaborative research
Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, and
(Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative).