Congratulations to Informatics grad student Leslie Liu and Informatics faculy Gillian Hayes on having their paper,
‘Evaluating the Usefulness and Usability of Collaborative Personal Health Record Systems’ accepted to CSCW 2010.
Personal health record systems (PHR) have great potential to improve both health documentation and patient care. The introduction and adoption of these systems, however, have been relatively slow. In this work, through usability evaluations and clinician interviews, we evaluated the usability of, usefulness of, and the ability to communicate and share information through PHR. We describe the results of our evaluation, which demonstrate how a combination of usability, functionality, and socio-cultural influences are impeding PHR adoption and use.
Congratulations Leslie and Gillian!