2nd-Round Project HealthDesign CFP Targets "Observations of Daily Living"

Apr 8, 2009, 5:20 AM, Posted by

RWJF launched Project HealthDesign in 2006 to stimulate innovation in the development of personal health record (PHR) systems by transforming the concept of PHRs as data collection tools to PHRs as a foundation for action and improved health decision-making.


The first round of funding resulted in a range of applications that addressed self-management tasks ranging from a cell phone-enabled medication-management system to a personal digital assistant that collects and supports self-reported pain and activity data and provides a fuller picture of patients’ everyday chronic pain experiences.


In the second round, RWJF will award up to $2.4 million in grants to as many as five grantee teams for 24-month demonstration projects that will assess and test how “observations of daily living” — data on experiences such as meals, sleep, exercise, pain episodes and even moods — can be collected and interpreted such that patients can take action to better manage their health and clinicians can integrate new insights into clinical-care processes. 


Brief proposals are due on June 3.


Lygeia Ricciardi provides more details over on the Project HealthDesign blog.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.