The use of a personal health record to integrate one’s health data and help consumers manage their own healthcare is highly advocated. However, little is known about how patients actually use web-based personal health systems to manage their health-related tasks. An online system called healthy.me that provides consumers with targeted condition-specific information, a web-based personal health record, and tools such as a schedule manager, was developed at the University of New South Wales. This paper describes features of healthy.me and presents one of the modules iteratively developed in consultation with staff members at a major fertility clinic in NSW Australia to support patients undergoing an intensive eight-week in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment program.
|Title of host publication||HIC 2010|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings; 18th Annual Health Informatics Conference : informing the business of healthcare|
|Editors||David Hansen, Louise Schaper, David Rowlands|
|Place of Publication||Brunswick East, Vic.|
|Publisher||Health Informatics Society of Australia|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Annual Health Informatics Conference : informing the business of healthcare (18th : 2010) - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 24 Aug 2010 → 26 Aug 2010
|Conference||Annual Health Informatics Conference : informing the business of healthcare (18th : 2010)|
|Period||24/08/10 → 26/08/10|
Coiera, E., Lau, A. Y. S., Anvari, F., & Sacks, G. (2010). healthy.me: an online research platform to support consumer health management. In D. Hansen, L. Schaper, & D. Rowlands (Eds.), HIC 2010: Proceedings; 18th Annual Health Informatics Conference : informing the business of healthcare (pp. 20-22). Brunswick East, Vic.: Health Informatics Society of Australia.