Improving the patient experience and related outcomes at the intersection of patient-centered care and technology
In January 2011, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) applied for and was awarded a $1,689,992 Challenge Grant from the ONC to develop and implement a Consumer-Mediated Information Exchange in Rome, Georgia. DCH has sub-awarded this project to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRI) to execute this initiative with Floyd Medical Center, Harbin Clinical, and Regional Medical Center using the Georgia HIE via the GeorgiaDirect.
This initiative will demonstrate how patients in general, and cancer patients specifically, can use technology to actively participate in their own healthcare experiences. As part of the initiative, patients will be provided with a personal care navigator and the web-based Microsoft HealthVault personal health record to enable them to access their health information and communicate with their care team.
The project hypothesis: Increased patient engagement gives patients a sense of personal control, driving patient compliance and leading to better health outcomes, lower total costs of care, and improved safety delivered across multiple transitions of care. Find out more from the ONC-approved project submission document developed by DCH and Georgia Tech.