Libby Dowdall, Communications Coordinator, Project HealthDesign National Program Office
Last week, we convened in Nashville, Tennessee for our final Project HealthDesign workshop. Since the program’s inception in 2006, facilitators at the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health have helped us hone our ideas and collaborate across teams. These workshops have also served as critical opportunities for building a program that’s more than the sum of the individual projects.
Our workshops typically include participants from each grantee team, our National Advisory Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Program Office, and several consulting groups. During this workshop, however, we were also delighted to welcome several special guests who are thought leaders from AHRQ, NSF, ONC, Kaiser Permanente, Open mHealth and Vanderbilt University Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Each of our five current Project HealthDesign grantee teams has conducted a demonstration project in which patients with chronic diseases have actively and/or passively tracked observations of daily living (ODLs). The resulting data has provided feedback to patients as they self-manage their health outside of clinical visits and has informed clinicians as they engage in clinical decision-making processes. Each team has implemented a unique system and approach toward these ends. Most teams are in the process of wrapping up their interventions, but many have not completed their evaluations.
For a comprehensive scan of tweets from the workshop (collected via the #phdworkshop hashtag), be sure to visit the “Preliminary Report Out from Project HealthDesign Grants” Storify curated by RWJF’s Steve Downs. For a recap from one of our special guests, read Ted Eytan’s “A visit to Project HealthDesign and the patient voice, spoken through their observations of daily living.”
Read on for snapshots from the workshop:
iN Touch participants more interested in yesterday or today's data than reports that show trends over time. #phdworkshop— Project HealthDesign (@PrjHealthDesign) April 25, 2012
In the future how will IT change your physical and emotional health? The line between utopia and dystopia can b fuzzy #phdworkshop
— Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) April 26, 2012
#phdworkshop Health is what happens when you pay attention to your life— Deven McGraw (@HealthPrivacy) April 26, 2012
Do we need a Technology Activation Measure in addition to a Patient Activation Measure? (A question from #phdworkshop)— SusannahFox (@SusannahFox) April 27, 2012