An App a Day Keeps the Doctor…Informed: User Evaluation of a Patient Mobile Health Application and Clinician Dashboard

  • Sarah Cook
  • Rita Sembajwe
  • Barbara Massoudi
  • Amanda Recker
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 374)

Abstract

Data collection through mobile applications, or apps, is increasing due to the growing adoption of smartphones. The BreathEasy project used a smartphone application for collecting asthma patients’ observations of daily living and a clinician dashboard to increase communication and understanding between patients and their clinicians. After a 6-month trial, these researchers collected evaluation data of these two systems from patients and clinicians through focus groups and the System Usability Scale. Here we present our findings on the user experiences of both patients and clinicians, as well as the perceived usability of the systems used. Their evaluations and recommendations will help improve future systems for these populations.

Keywords

Mobile Health Application Dashboard User Experience 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Cook
    • 1
  • Rita Sembajwe
    • 1
  • Barbara Massoudi
    • 1
  • Amanda Recker
    • 1
  1. 1.RTI InternationalUSA

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