Snack is a collaborative tool used by patients and providers to find and share online health information. Snack explores the interaction between system-supported roles and social-professional roles in environments with heterogeneous user types like advisor and client. In particular, we are interested in Snack's capacity to support patient empowerment and engagement.
We are working with the Emory Predictive Health Institute to develop, deploy and evaluate Snack.
Bonner, M, Mynatt, E.D. Gauging the Patient-Centered Potential of Online Health Seeking. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth '14). May 20-23, 2014. Oldenburg, Germany [pdf]