Building Bridges: Consumer Needs and the Design of Health Information Technology
July 27-28, 2009
Thank you to all those who participated in this workshop.
The goal of the workshop was to further the design of health IT systems that are based on a solid understanding of personal health information management (PHIM) practices.
- Identified a framework for the design of health IT systems including a set of key design principles that are based on a solid understanding of PHIM practices, recognizing that:
- different types of consumers have different needs,
- consumers have different types of health information needs, and
- design plays a key role in consumer use of these tools.
- Developed an action agenda about how personal health information management practices can best be supported by health IT, including next steps or areas for future research, strategies for implementation and key policy issues.
- Recommended key steps for moving the action agenda forward.
Honorary Chair, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Currently Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, Dr. Brennan received a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following seven years of clinical practice in critical care nursing and psychiatric nursing, Dr. Brennan held several academic positions. She developed the ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. Dr. Brennan currently directs HeartCare, a WWW-based tailored information and communication service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, and with fewer symptoms. Dr. Brennan is National Program Director of Project HealthDesign, a RWJ- funded initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. Additionally, she leads the WI-TECNE project, a state-wide nursing faculty development effort supported by HRSA that will improve the integration of informatics and telehealth into nursing curricula. A fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing (1991) and the American College of Medical Informatics (1993), Dr. Brennan was elected to the of the Institute of Medicine in 2002.
Keynote Presenter, Eric Dishman
Eric Dishman is an Intel Fellow and director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group, which he helped launch in 1999. He founded the Product Research and Innovation team responsible for driving Intel's worldwide healthcare research, new product innovation, strategic planning, and health policy and standards activities. In 2007, Dishman was named an Intel Fellow, one of only 46 Intel executives awarded this designation in recognition of industry leadership in science, technology and innovation.
Dishman is widely recognized as a global leader in driving healthcare reform through home and community-based technologies and services, with special focus on enabling independent living for seniors. He and his team's work have been featured in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, and USA Today. The Wall Street Journal named him one of "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement."
An internationally renowned speaker, Dishman has delivered dozens of prominent keynotes on independent living across the globe for events such as the annual Consumer Electronics Show and the IAHSA International Conference, as well as for organizations including the National Governors Association. He has published dozens of articles on independent living technologies and co-authored many government reports on health information technologies and health reform.
Dishman co-founded some of the world's largest research and policy organizations devoted to advancing the cause of independent living, including the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre, the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Care (ETAC) program, and the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH). Dishman has received numerous awards for his work in helping to shape the future of health care.