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UCSF Chosen to Design and Test Innovative, Consumer-Centered Personal Health Record

By California HealthCare Foundation | December 21, 2006

UCSF Breast Cancer Center Chosen to Design and Test Innovative, Consumer-Centered Personal Health Record

The Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will play a key role in a program to help consumers use information technology to better manage their health and navigate the health care system. Funding for the $300,000 UCSF project will come from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF).

Under the direction of Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, the UCSF team, one of nine chosen from a pool of more than 165 applicants by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will design an application that builds a customized care plan for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

The UCSF team and the other eight teams will work collaboratively to design and test a suite of personal health record (PHR) applications that can be built upon a common platform to help people better meet their health care needs in an integrated fashion. Such tools may remind a patient to take medications, provide tailored decision prompts to help people understand and adhere to treatment regimens for specific conditions or pain therapy, or transmit data to providers.

Read more at California HealthCare Foundation