Building Bridges Between Patient Experience and Clinician Expertise

Data builds bridges between patient experience and clinician expertise.

Over the last seven years, RWJF’s innovative Project HealthDesign program discovered that information patients tracked on mobile technologies—what they ate, mood, exercise, how they felt, etc.—and shared with their providers improved care management. Project teams nationwide found that patient-generated data, defined as “observations of daily living,” can be an important part of patient engagement, and a much-needed source of information for clinical care, personal health records, and the broader health data ecosystem.

Data builds bridges between patient experience and clinician expertise.

Research from Project HealthDesign


Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records: Round One Final Report

The work products and report from the initial phase of Project HealthDesign, currently available for download, capture key learnings from the work of the program’s first nine grantee teams, as well as from its efforts to develop a common platform and explore the ethical, legal, and social issues tied to next-generation personal health records.

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Lessons from Project HealthDesign

In their discussion of Project HealthDesign, the authors describe factors to consider in protecting patient-generated health information shared through mobile devices, and make recommendations for securing that information.

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Advancing the Vision of Consumer-Clinician-Computer Collaborations

This guest editorial introduces a supplement to the Journal of Biomedical Informatics that works from the initial round of Project HealthDesign. The articles discusses next-generation data-entry modalities, data input and output using mobile technology, and social issues raised by personal health records, among others.

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Personal health apps help #patients manage diseases by tracking diet, sleep, mood etc. via @PrjHealthDesign

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“People often require highly personalized info to inspire them to make health changes” @PrjHealthDesign