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Design for Care by Peter Jones

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FOREWORD

In 2012, my wife and I were partners on a cancer journey. She was diagnosed with stage IIIA breast cancer in December 2011, and the cycles of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy filled the first seven months of 2012. As a clinician, I reviewed every order, every note, and every plan in her Beth Israel Deaconess online medical record. As a patient, she viewed everything written about her in her Beth Israel Deaconess PatientSite personal health record. I cannot imagine how care coordination, shared decision making, and communication would have been possible without ubiquitous patient–provider access to all the data, knowledge, and wisdom related to her care.

In Design for Care, Peter Jones outlines the critical role of design ...

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