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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Koopman RJ, Canfield SM, Belden JL
Home blood pressure data visualization for the management of hypertension: designing for patient and physician information needs.
This study examined whether using home blood pressure visualization tools helps management of hypertension for both patients and physicians. A multidisciplinary team used iterative user-centered design to create a blood pressure visualization EHR prototype that included patient-generated blood pressure data. The study included an attitude and behavior survey and 10 focus groups with 16 patients and 24 physicians. Most patients measured their blood pressure at home, but only half shared data with their physician. Data visualization helped patients and physicians have a fuller understanding of the blood pressure “story” and helped with patient-physician interactions to better control hypertension.
Citation: Koopman RJ, Canfield SM, Belden JL . Home blood pressure data visualization for the management of hypertension: designing for patient and physician information needs. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2020 Aug 18;20(1):195. doi: 10.1186/s12911-020-01194-y..
Keywords: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Chronic Conditions, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Clinician-Patient Communication, Communication, Patient Self-Management, Care Management
Fuji KT, Abbott AA, Galt KA
Personal health record design: qualitative exploration of issues inhibiting optimal use.
Few studies have examined the barriers to personal health record (PHR) use resulting from design issues identified by actual users. The researchers conducted interviews with 59 patients who had received training in using Microsoft Health Vault for PHRs to manage their diabetes-related health information. Three barriers to use (difficulty of use, lack of value, life got in the way) could be traced back to PHR design considerations.
Citation: Fuji KT, Abbott AA, Galt KA . Personal health record design: qualitative exploration of issues inhibiting optimal use. Diabetes Care 2014;37(1):e13-4. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1630..
Keywords: Diabetes, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient Self-Management