This week’s current CHIDS research highlight is Understanding Development Methods from Other Industries to Improve the Design of Consumer Health IT
Despite the potential power of consumer health IT to allow consumers to become more engaged with and assume greater control over their health management activities, health care consumers have not consistently been eager to adopt the technology. By contrast, consumer products in other industries are very widely used. By identifying design principles and methods that led to the success of other consumer products, and evaluating them so that they may be extended to the design and development of consumer health IT, we may facilitate improved consumer health IT application development and ergo improved consumer health management.
Research in cooperation with Westat. Support provided by AHRQ. Designing Consumer Health IT: A Guide for Developers and Systems Designers. (Prepared by Westat under Contract No. HHSA290200900023I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-0066-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2012. (PDF, 3 MB). Agarwal R, Anderson C, Crowley K, et al. Improving Consumer Health IT Application Development: Lessons From Other Industries, Background Report. (Prepared by Westat, under Contract No. HHSA290200900023I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0065-EF. (PDF, 1.47 MB)
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