Cancer Compass

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Project Contributors

James Clawson
Maia Jacobs

This project seeks to improve the health care experience for breast cancer patients by working at the intersection of patient-centered care and technology. We are working with Microsoft HealthVault to better understand how patients can use personal health records to become increasingly engaged in their own health care. By understanding how patients use current technology we hope to be able to design future tools which will improve patient engagement and health outcomes.

Related Publications

Cancer Compass: Examining Personal Health Record Usage Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., Mynatt, E. Poster: Cancer Compass: Examining Personal Health Record Usage Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2013). Venice, Italy. [pdf]

My Journey Compass: A Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Tool for Cancer Patients

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., and Mynatt, E. My Journey Compass: A Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Tool for Cancer Patients. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). Toronto, Canada. (2014). [pdf]

Cancer Navigation: Opportunities and Challenges for Facilitating the Breast Cancer Journey

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., and Mynatt, E.D. Cancer Navigation: Opportunities and Challenges for Facilitating the Breast Cancer Journey. Proceedings of 17th annual ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). (2014). Baltimore, MD. [pdf]

Perceptions of Breast Cancer Navigation from Survivors and Oncologists

Jacobs, M., Clawson, J., and Mynatt, E.D. Perceptions of Breast Cancer Navigation from Survivors and Oncologists. Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH ’13). Washington, D. C. (2013). [pdf]