Team: Georgia Tech Everyday Computing Lab
December 2018 – present
When a patient has cancer, it can be challenging and overwhelming to search for resources that are relevant to their specific set of circumstances. MyPath was developed to support to breast cancer patients with personalized information that dynamically adapts to their needs through treatment, diagnosis, and survivorship. Using data from the patient's medical record and in-app surveys, the application provides resources that address a holistic picture of their needs.
Over the past year Georgia Tech's Everyday Computing Lab has partnered with a small cancer clinic in rural Georgia to deploy digital tablets to patients and evaluate how personalized health information was used to manage their disease.
I recently joined the research team to expand the project and answer new research questions:
Journey Phenotyping: How can patient's clinical, behavioral, and social circumstances be characterized to make predictions about their journey and respond to deviations from it?
Mental Health: How can we measure, monitor, and respond to declines in patients' emotional and behavioral health?
Urban vs. Rural Needs: How do the needs of patients in a small rural clinic differ from those in a large urban hospital, and what adjustments can be made to meet them?
Stay tuned for updates!