Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Project HealthDesign program

The Foundation's program, Catalyzing a Health Information Environment to Support Individuals and Families, was designed to expand the personal health records vision and encourage the market to develop a variety of products that will meet the diverse needs of patients. Many observers see personal health records (PHRs) as a potentially "disruptive innovation" that will help consumers gain more control of their health. Today, most PHRs are essentially electronic copies of patient medical records that patients can view online. However, for PHRs to be most effective, they must reflect the needs of the patients who will use them and they must be able to support a wide range of add-on functions and services. The purpose of this project is to expand the PHR vision and encourage the market to develop a variety of products that will meet the diverse needs of patients. This grant provides technical assistance and direction support for grantees to: (1) develop patient-centered designs for PHR systems; and (2) develop prototypes of these systems.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $354,696.00

Awarded on: 4/25/2007

Time frame: 5/1/2007 - 5/31/2008

Grant Number: 61163

Grantee

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI, 53792-2455

608-263-5200
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Patricia Flatley Brennan
Project Director

608-263-5251
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