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Industrial Design of Medical Devices for Daily Health

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Deana McDonagh, Stephen Boppart, Brian Ross, Ting Lu, and Bruce Schatz This project is bringing work being conducted in laboratories on campus into general use by employing user-centered, research-based industrial design.  Exploratory design projects using medical devices employ an iterative design process based on concept generation, development, refinement, user feedback, and prototype development with some of these phases repeating. […]

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Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness

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Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon Human Augmentics refers to the field of study that employs information technologies to amplify human capabilities. In this Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) project, enabling people to monitor and visualize their present health behaviors into the future, and to positively affect their long-term wellbeing. A current focus is the development of advanced wireless asthma dosers, a […]

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INDICATOR

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Ian Brooks NCSA is teaming with Carle Foundation, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Center for One Health Illinois, and many other community partners to develop INDICATOR, an advanced information system for infectious disease surveillance, modeling, and response. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to provide an open source platform for managing the data and […]

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Health Promoters and Pharmacists in Diabetes Team Management

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Ben Gerber and Lisa Sharp The study will determine whether the addition of health promoters to clinic-based pharmacist service delivery improves care. This study includes Living Well with Diabetes, a UIC-developed multimedia program available on iPad devices for community health worker encounters with diabetic patients. To find out more information regarding this project, see the abstract.

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Experience-Based Access Management (EBAM) for Hospital Information Technology

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Carl A. Gunter EBAM is developing a methodology for using experience from access logs to narrow the gap between the ideal access rights of principals in hospital information systems and the enforced controls that the system must use in practice. The methodology rests on developing an expected model of access rights based on attribute-based rule […]

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Exploiting Multi-Modality in TEEVE for Tele-physiotherapy

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Klara Nahrstedt With the advent of multi-modal high quality devices coupled with high processing and communication capabilities, low cost “tele-immersive environments for everybody” (TEEVE) are emerging as a new medium for human interactions and collaborative tele-operations for supporting physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The Illinois team of the “TEEVE-For-Health” project explores interactive tele-immersive environments for tele-physiotherapy […]

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Formalizing Operator Task Analysis (FOTA)

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Elsa L. Gunter and Carl A. Gunter FOTA explores ways to formally model and reason about human operators’ task descriptions and the risks entailed in operator errors. The analysis is based on the use of concurrent game structures applied to an engineered concept of protection envelope that prevents key operator errors from developing into hazards. Health information […]

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Healthcare Infrastructure (NetCare)

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Bruce Schatz and Richard Berlin A new model of health systems infrastructure is needed due to a dramatic shift from simple situations of acute care to complex situations of chronic care. The rising use of information technology such as social network sites and mobile phones will make it possible to measure many more properties of many more […]

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Improving Usability of Electronic Health Record Systems and Patient Portals

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Wai-Tat Fu and Dan Morrow The project aims at improving usability of EHR systems and Internet patient portals in facilitating synchronous and asynchronous communication between doctors and patients, clinic activities, information management, and other patient care goals. Areas of focus include designs of better EHR-based forms that support timely exchange of clinical information to facilitate patient diagnoses, better […]

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Community Mapping Application — CCTS Community Engagement & BI Core Collaborative Project

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Carol Ferrans, Denise Hynes, Buki Ogunseitan, and Karen Peters The Community Mapping Application project, expected to be live by March 2012, is an interactive, searchable map of the 77 Chicago community areas that displays real-time information about UIC research projects active in each community. This application provides infrastructure support for the development of community partnerships. The […]

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