HealthSmart: A Mobile Personal Health Record for Behavioral Health Homes

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Faculty: Jeremy Johnson, Scott Robertson, Jeff Wilson

Students: Robert McIndoe

Poor quality of medical care is a major contributor to excess medical morbidity and premature mortality in persons with serious mental illnesses (SMI). To address this problem, community mental health providers are increasingly partnering with safety net medical providers to develop behavioral health homes, integrated clinics in which persons with SMI receive coordinated medical and mental health care. However, behavioral health homes have faced logistical and privacy challenges in integrating electronic medical records across organizations.
This application proposes to develop and test a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) to overcome this problem while more fully engaging patients in their health care. The mPHR will have the capability to access medical and mental health medication and lab data in real time; to help clients set and maintain health and lifestyle goals; to provide medication and appointment prompts and reminders; and to facilitate communication with providers via asynchronous communication with the EHRs.
This project is a collaboration with Emory University's Center for Behavioral Health Policy Studies.

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