- Year Initiated: 2008
- Number of Faculty/Principal Investigators: 4
- Sponsors: California HealthCare Foundation and others
- Lending Support: $200,000 approx.
Thomas Horan, Director
130 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
HealthATM's mission is to improve patient confidence, reward health self-management and achieve positive health outcomes by providing an easy to use application that operates on a secure platform and is accessible through a variety of devices.
"Managing personal health should be as easy as using an ATM machine."
That idea was recently echoed by U.S. Home Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the 2009 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, and we couldn't agree more.
In the summer of 2008 The Blue Shield Foundation provided a seminal grant to research the efficacy of utilizing a Personal Health Record ( PHR ) to assist the medically under-served, a growing segment of the U.S. population. A focus group was conducted in Los Angeles California, and the output was an idea...
The HealthATM Concept
HealthATM has come a long way in a little over a year, from the original concept of providing low-cost, easily accessible personal health information systems for the medically underserved to the development of a robust personal care management system where anyone can manage their health anytime, anywhere.
Today HeatlhATM is being pilot tested in Southern California clinics thanks to the generous grant support that the California Health Care Foundation has provided to the Kay Center for eHealth Research at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.
In parallel we've expanded our team, and formed HealthATM, Incorporated in order to further extend our ability to bring the HealthATM innovation to a broader audience.
This pilot is being conducted and managed by the Kay Center for E-Health Research at Claremont Graduate University with funds generously provided by The California Health Care Foundation. Pilot access from this website has been provided for your convenience.
The project's success will be measured by whether the data integration and implementation of a program using online tools thru kiosks and computers in a variety of community health settings can be accomplished effectively. Success will also be measured by whether patients are able to follow their health plan and goals, whether clinic/ER usage changes as a result of this intervention, and whether patients perceive better health through increased control over their health. Success will also be measured by interest in the developed issue brief and by whether a larger deployment to additional clinics is sustainable. Click here to visit the Pilot Member Site