Developing a personal health record to assist older adults with transitions of chronic care

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. This project will use Tablet PCs to reduce rehospitalization via improved transition care across care settings. By incorporating a bar code scanner, the project hopes to capture medication taken by a patient since scanning in medication information is easier than re-writing it. A further reaching goal is to allow for interoperability with other physiological monitoring devices to further increase use and data collection. It is expected that using the Tablet PC, in concert with the personal health record, will reduce medication errors, increase adherence to prescribed regimens and, therefore, reduce hospitalizations.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 12/1/2006

Time frame: 12/1/2006 - 8/31/2008

Grant Number: 59880


University of Colorado Denver Fitzsimons Early Learning Center

Anschutz Medical Campus
2255 North Wheeling Street
Aurora, 80045-2541


Stephen E. Ross
Project Director