Project HealthDesign National Program Office
At the end of June, Project HealthDesign’s final Round 2 grantee team wrapped up its evaluation study. It’s been a great experience working with five very unique teams that have taken five distinct approaches to examining health in everyday living. Each team has investigated the impact as their patient participants have used mobile devices and/or sensors to track data about their observations of daily living (ODLs) and have shared visualizations or select ODL data with clinicians. We anticipate a great final report and slate of publications coming out of this work, so be sure to keep an eye out over the coming months.
In the meantime, you can download artifacts from these teams on the Round 2 (2010-12) Artifacts page. Nearly all of these artifacts are open-source (Creative Commons 3.0 or LGPL); they range from source code for mobile apps and web dashboards to screenshots of apps, user guides for patient and clinician participants, and questionnaires for surveys and focus groups.
Round 2 of Project HealthDesign has laid important groundwork for future efforts relating to mhealth and patient-generated data. Additionally, we’ve learned a lot about the policy issues related to patient-generated data and its incorporation into clinical decision-making. “Lessons from Project HealthDesign: Strategies for Safeguarding Patient-Generated Health Information Created or Shared Through Mobile Devices” (pdf) is the first of several papers that will touch on the policy issues that have impacted the five Round 2 teams.
The intent behind this blog has been to share challenges and promising practices in the midst of our work. We’ve always told the grantee team members who have blogged that the expectation isn’t that a post is the final word on the subject; instead, each post is a snapshot of the author’s thinking on a particular topic and at a particular point in a study. We hope you’ve enjoyed the many, many insightful posts from the Round 2 grantee teams.
In case you missed any, or if you’re interested in seeing how a particular team’s thinking evolved over time, take the time to look back at posts from each team:
Read posts from the BreathEasy team
Read posts from the Chronology.MD team
Read posts from the dwellSense team
Read posts from the Estrellita team
- iN Touch
Read posts from the iN Touch team
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