A method of managing patient preference data comprising:presenting questions to a patient;receiving responses from the patient wherein the responses indicate a preference of the patient; andrecording the responses to a repository wherein the recorded responses indicate a preference of the patient.
This study evaluates nurses' use of CHOICE, a handheld-computer-based support system for preference-based care planning, which assists nurses in eliciting patient's preferences for functional performance at the bedside. Specifically, it evaluates the effects of system use on nurses' care priorities, preference achievement, and patients' satisfaction.
TitleImproving Health Care by Understanding Patient Preferences: The Role of Computer Technology
Abstract: ...it is important that patients be able to formulate and express preferences, ...made known to the clinician at the time of care, ...inform care activities. Decision theory and health informatics offer promising strategies...that drives health choices. Computer-based elicitation and reporting tools... attention toward building computer-based applications that support clinicians in the complex cognitive process of integrating patient preferences with scientific knowledge, clinical practice guidelines, and ...contemporary health care.