New study with participants supplied the devices and computers if needed to qualify results and determine how effective using a PHR is with the battle against hypertension..BD
"This project will help demonstrate that when we partner with patients to really redesign the system of care, we will build the system in a way that works best for the people we serve," says Beverley H. Johnson, the institute's president and CEO. "I think the project creates a way to look over the next couple of years at how you get effective, sustained partnerships with families in place to make the care of higher quality which will lead to better outcomes." Study participants don't have to have a computer; study coordinators will help those who don't find where they can use one. However one of the many questions being asked is whether or not having a computer affects use of the electronic personal health record. They will learn how to use the electronic record then have follow up visits at three, six and 12 months. Researchers will measure what they call patient activation or just how involved patients are in their own health, gather pertinent biological data such as blood pressure and waist circumference and use a widely accepted test to assess their relationship with their physician.