Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Rethinking Potential of Personal Health Records Is Goal of New Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program; Project HealthDesign Accepting Proposals Through Sept. 19

PRINCETON, N.J., July 17 (AScribe Newswire) -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today issued a call for proposals for a new program to stimulate innovations in personal health information technology. The national initiative, called Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records, encourages technology pioneers to design the next generation of personal health record (PHR) systems in ways that empower patients to better manage their health and health care.

The $3.5 million program will support up to 10 multidisciplinary teams in a collaborative effort to design and test innovative PHR applications that can be built upon a common technology platform. All teams will work closely with patients and consumers throughout the process to ensure that their designs align with end users' needs and preferences. Upon completing the design phase of the program, teams will test prototype applications with patient populations.


No comments: