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An emergency department discharge tool for children with asthma in an urban setting

Optimized for: families, children, asthma, emergency department settings, urban settings, and low-income home settings

Languages: English, Spanish

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • Visual content tailored to local contexts

  • Written at 4th-grade reading comprehension level

Developed as part of the CHICAGO Plan Research Study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Contract #AS-1307-05420

 

An asthma education tool for children with Navajo children with asthma in a rural setting

Optimized for: families, children, asthma, outpatient settings, rural settings, tribal setting, and, low-income home settings

Languages: English

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • Visual content tailored to local contexts

  • Written at 4th-grade reading comprehension level

 

A COPD discharge tool for Veterans in an urban setting

Optimized for: families, older adults, COPD, emergency department settings, urban settings, Veterans Affairs medical centers, and home settings

Languages: English

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • Visual content tailored for an urban Veteran population

  • Written at 5th-grade reading comprehension level

Publications:

High-Fidelity, Low-Burden Experience Prototypes
Touchpoint—The Journal of Service Design, 2019 (in press)

 

Inhaler + Respimat instructions for Veterans

Optimized for: families, older adults, COPD, emergency department settings, urban settings, Veterans Affairs medical centers, and home settings

Languages: English

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • Visual instructions tailored to a Veteran population

  • Written at 5th-grade reading comprehension level

 

Breathing medication conversation support poster

Optimized for: pulmonary clinical settings, COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, conversation support

Languages: English

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • At-a-glance visual medication options

  • Medications organized by patient use (controller, reliever, recovery)

 

Cost conversation support tool for prenatal care

Optimized for: clinical settings, pregnant women, low-income populations, high-risk pregnant women

Languages: English

Features:

  • At-a-glance visual care plan

  • Checklists to facilitate clinician-patient planning

  • Listing of available resources

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

Cost conversation support tool for diabetes

Optimized for: clinical settings, diabetes, low-income populations

Languages: English

Features:

  • At-a-glance visual care plan

  • Checklists to facilitate clinician-patient planning

  • Listing of available resources

 

Blood clot prevention for hospitalized adolescents

Optimized for: hospital settings, VTE, blood clots, sickle cell, low-literacy adolescents

Languages: English

Features:

  • Guideline-based care

  • 4 key ways to lower the risk of blood clots during a hospital stay

 
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Workshops

Learn how to apply Human-Centered Design methods to your team’s healthcare challenges. Email Hugh Musick at hmusick@uic.edu for more information.

“Tailoring interventions to fit people using human centered design”

”Designing for change in healthcare: Using design thinking to engage stakeholders and prepare organizations to execute”