Our track record of public health ICT research demonstrates experience and skill in diverse technologies, conditions, settings, and methods:
RFID-Enabled blister packs for medication adherence
The HIT Lab deployed RFID-enabled pharmaceutical blister packs to monitor medication adherence among schizophrenia patients treated in an outpatient setting, analyzing results to measure the effect of real-time monitoring efforts on patient behavior.
Communication network assessment
We completed a qualitative analysis of a mobile communication network unit designed for disaster-relief situations. The Lab investigated how public health workers used the network to coordinate response efforts, and developed recommendations for subsequent deployments.
Evaluation of a wireless REM sleep monitoring device
This project involved the comparison of an automated wireless system for measuring sleep, which used a headband with a single bi-polar dry fabric sensor that wirelessly transmits data to a base station, against actigraphy and Polysomnography to evaluate its accuracy at measuring sleep.
Clinical trial social networking tool assessment
The Lab benchmarked clinical trial sites for the top 25 academic medical centers in the United States, and investigated the use of social media by clinical trial offices. Based on the findings, we helped redesign the clinical trial office website of a major U.S. university.
Algorithm for disease management communications
We assisted with the development of a predictive model that aims to optimize disease management communications in order to prompt change in patient behavior. The HIT Lab created an algorithm to predict the best combination of message attributes for any given patient in order to improve medication adherence.
Online Self-Care Platform
The Lab analyzed five years of momentary ecological assessments collected by Advoy, an online symptom and factor management program used in hemophilia, in order to understand epidemiological and longitudinal trends amongst its thousands of global users.