Individual Study / Haun et al.; J Med Internet Res. 2017

Veterans’ Preferences for Exchanging Information Using Veterans Affairs Health Information Technologies: Focus Group Results and Modeling Simulations

Veterans’ Preferences for Exchanging Information Using Veterans Affairs Health Information Technologies: Focus Group Results and Modeling Simulations

Initiatives -
This study aimed to describe veterans' experiences using the current VA HIT and identify their vision for the future of an integrated VA HIT system. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2017
Funding
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research and Development, Health Services Research and Development Service, and National eHealth Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Coordinating Center (RRP 12-495) supported the development of this manuscript. This manuscript was also supported in part by the Center of Innovation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Haun JN, Chavez M, Nazi K, et al. Veterans' Preferences for Exchanging Information Using Veterans Affairs Health Information Technologies: Focus Group Results and Modeling Simulations. J Med Internet Res. 2017;19(10):e359. Published 2017 Oct 23. doi:10.2196/jmir.8614

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
47
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Ultimately, 47 veteran participants (44 male veterans and 3 female veterans) and one caregiver were grouped based on chronic health conditions and frequency of technology use (high, low).
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Territory
Massachusetts, Tampa - Florida, Bedford
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
The structured screening questionnaire included items to determine whether potential participants met study criteria, including age (≥35 years of age), the presence of at least two chronic comorbid conditions (eg, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and use of specific VA HIT resources (including MHV, kiosks, mobile apps, telehealth).

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has multiple health information technology (HIT) resources for veterans to support their health care management. These include a patient portal, VetLink Kiosks, mobile apps, and telehealth services.
Start Date
2017
End Date
2017
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone apps
    • Tablet/laptop