The Communication and Care Plan (CCP) is an online information tool customized to the needs of breast cancer patients and treatment providers.
During breast cancer treatment, women often receive care from many different institutions and medical offices. The treatment process can feel fragmented and confusing.
This article describes the development of CCP, a patient-centered online information system for breast cancer patients and providers.
The authors conducted focus groups with patients and providers. Patients and providers discussed their values, needs and concerns about an online tool for managing treatment information. Using the focus group information, the authors designed prototypes in white-board, Flash and PowerPoint®. The initial prototypes allowed researchers to inexpensively and rapidly experiment with several designs. Finally, combining information from the focus groups and tests of preliminary prototypes, the authors designed the final CCP prototype.
- Using the CCP treatment planner, providers construct a treatment plan as a sequence of events.
- Patients click a specific event on their treatment calendars to retrieve detailed information about that treatment.
- Patients can integrate their personal schedule into their treatment calendar.
The authors aregue that our health care and health information systems are not patient-centered. When designing a course of treatment, providers often forget to account for the patient’s personal needs.
This article describes the creation of CCP, a patient-centered online information management tool for breast cancer patients and treatment providers. CCP demonstrates that patient-centered care holds advantages for patients and providers. This project received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through Project HealthDesign.
- 1 The Communication and Care Plan
- 2 Living Profiles
- 3 Towards a Personal Health Management Assistant
- 4 Evolution of a Web-Based, Prototype Personal Health Application for Diabetes Self-Management
- 5 Colorado Care Tablet
- 6 MyMediHealth
- 7 Design of a Handheld Electronic Pain, Treatment and Activity Diary
- 8 Designing Mobile Support for Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes
- 9 A Method to Implement Fine-Grained Access Control for Personal Health Records Through Standard Relational Database Queries
- 10 Ethical, Legal and Social Issues for Personal Health Records and Applications
Executive Nurse Fellow Jerry Mansfield explains why the University Hospital and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital do not have a BSN-only hi...
We create new opportunities for better health by investing in health where it starts—in our homes, schools, and jobs.
Helping us understand what’s driving high health care costs is why we need more transparency in the prices, costs and quality of health care...
RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Jennifer Bellot writes about losing her grandmother to complications from a medical error.
CDC: Measles Remains a Threat to U.S. Health Security - HHS: $55.5M to Strengthen Training of U.S. Health Professionals, Especially in Nursi...
Janet Tomiyama was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Early Career Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Developing small community homes as alternatives to nursing homes, this radical, new national model for skilled nursing care returns control...
A conference in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this month examined ideas and emerging examples for building a healthier Minnesota by promoting ...
Team members, grantees, and guests discuss breakthrough ideas that will allow us to move toward solving challenges in health care.
Behavioral economists compete in an Innovation Tournament, devising “nudges” to help make people healthier.
America is not getting good value for its health care dollar. These resources explore issues of cost and value of health care.