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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    mHealth Summit Research Award Read the article New NIDA Grant Using mobile apps to prevent substance abuse relapses Read the article ACHESS and Arapahoe House are featured in this Denver Post article Read the article CHESS researcher Tom Mosgaller discusses the AARC project on WRCO s Morning Show Listen to the interview CECCR Visit our interactive poster session and see first hand how CHESS impacts the lives of patients and

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/home/home.aspx (2013-04-23)
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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    Sources Contact Us About the Center The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies the Center is a growing and dynamic mission driven organization directed by Dr David Gustafson Focused on improving health and quality of life through organizational and individual change projects and research the Center consists of two primary initiatives NIATx Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment is dedicated to improving the quality of addiction and mental health

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/about/about.aspx (2013-04-23)
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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    optimize individuals health behaviors quality of life and access to services Research that Sets the standard in the field of interactive health communication technologies Improves treatment delivery systems in the behavioral healthcare field Is innovative and scientifically rigorous Evaluates the outcomes and processes of use Results in understanding the different needs of individuals who use the programs or services Translates to new development and improvement of health information technology or treatment delivery Development of interactive health communication technologies that Use appropriate technologies for audience Contain up to date balanced and accurate information Are tailored to specific health issues and based on the needs of those who will use it Are easy to use and provide anonymity Offer a variety of ways to access information emotional support and tools for decision making health risk reduction and chronic disease management Implement process improvement methods that Identify barriers for patients and their families Use existing resources to improve services Reduces duplication of effort Identify systems that no longer work Increase the chance that new systems are effective from the outset Dissemination that Expands channels of distribution through mutually beneficial partnerships to reach the widest population Builds alliances between providers payers and policymakers Communicates

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/about/our_mission.aspx (2013-04-23)
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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    learn from one another Ultimately the team wanted to see individuals and family units cope more effectively with their crisis suffer less and feel like they d made better decisions as a result of using CHESS How We ve Grown In 1989 the CHESS team received significant funding from the W K Kellogg Foundation to develop the initial CHESS shell and pilot test some early topics which included Living with Breast Cancer Living with HIV AIDS Adult Children of Alcoholics Stress Management Sexual Assault and Academic Crises Since then the list of past and present supporters of CHESS research development and dissemination efforts has grown to include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation the National Cancer Institute National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institute of Nursing Research Markle Foundation Merck Outcomes Research and Management National Library of Medicine Department of Defense and CHESS Research Consortium CHESS has also been used by several forward looking innovative health care organizations who see the value of CHESS and have incorporated various modules into their patient support programs These early adopters of CHESS included the CHESS Research Consortium The CHESS system has evolved significantly first with an expanded offering of services within the CHESS shell From there a topics based interface first developed for the Living After Breast Cancer Diagnosis module is now being incorporated into other modules CHESS also continues to keep pace with rapidly changing technology first moving from a DOS operating system to Windows and now Internet enabled versions More recent research has focused on enhancements that include interactive online tutorials webcasting technology incorporating case management and clinician reporting features to name a few The NCI funded Technology Enhancing Cancer Communications TECC project is a significant new initiative in the evolution of the CHESS project The overall goal is to understand how interactive technologies work to improve cancer communication Our research projects focus on separating web e health systems into conceptual components supplementing the systems with a human cancer mentor for breast cancer and for prostate cancer and facilitating Web based communication between the patients family members and the clinical team The newest initiative for CHESS is looking at how small devices PDA s cellphones etc can be used to deliver immediate and portable resources for people The first effort underway is the development of an asthma management tool for middle and high school students Other efforts to use technology to support clients and families are underway related to our efforts in the addiction treatment field Back to top Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment NIATx The work of the Center expanded to include working with organizations to more effectively deliver health care resources Founded in 2003 the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment NIATx works with addiction treatment and behavioral health care organizations across the country to improve access to and retention in treatment for the millions of Americans seeking help with substance abuse and or mental health issues

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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    News Links Funding Sources Contact Us About the Center Personnel Personnel David Gustafson Principal Investigator Professor Industrial Engineering Director NIATx Principal Investigator TECC NCI Adam Maus Information Processing Consultant Alice Pulvermacher Researcher Asthma Project Project Manager NIATx200 Amy McIlvaine Educational Services Director NIATx National Program Office Andrew Isham Associate Researcher Andy Quanbeck Assistant Researcher NIATx National Program Office Beth Burnside Principal Investigator Bobbie Johnson Senior Editor Bret Shaw Associate Scientist Carol Sherbeck Outreach Specialist Dave Gustafson Information Processing Consultant Dhavan Shah Principal Investigator Ellyn Klaila University Services Program Associate Fiona McTavish Deputy Director Gina Landucci Outreach Specialist Haile Berhe Researcher Helena Kahle Outreach Specialist Helene McDowell Researcher Jay Ford Assistant Scientist NIATx National Program Office No picture available Jeanne Pulvermacher Project Manager Judy Ganch Research Specialist CECCR NIATx Klaren Pe Romashko Research Specialist Kim Johnson Co Deputy Director NIATx National Program Office Lola Awoyinka Research Specialist Lori DuBenske Assistant Scientist Mark Zehner Project Director CSAT No picture available Mary Paskey Grants Administrator Matt Wright IS Technical Services Senior Maureen Fitzgerald Editor NIATx National Program Office Meg Wise Associate Scientist Mike Boyle Associate Researcher Ming Yuan Chih Research Assistant Patrick Rogne IS Net Services Professional Paula Goode Grants Administrator Robert Hawkins

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/about/personnel.aspx (2013-04-23)
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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    one should have to suffer twice first from having a chronic or terminal illness and again by having limited or no access to timely and accurate information or appropriate treatment Video Stories Story of CHESS Watch video In order to see this video javascript must be enabled View transcript NIATx Watch video In order to see this video javascript must be enabled View transcript Addiction CHESS Watch video In order

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/about/2010_annual_report.aspx (2013-04-23)
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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    underserved groups mostly African American In each study pre and post test data have been collected that address a wide variety of outcome and process variables such as quality of life coping negative affect self efficacy demographics disease severity treatments information seeking behavior decision satisfaction social support and health services utilization We know what parts of this interactive communications system individuals have used as well as what material within the services they accessed We know how long and the order in which they used the different services how their use changed over time what was said in the Discussion Groups what questions were asked of the experts and what responses were sent In two of the clinical trials we also know what Internet sites outside CHESS were used and details of use of those sites Graduate students from at least six different departments have worked on the development and evaluation of CHESS many have based dissertations and theses on CHESS including the following titles Online health consultation an analysis of CHESS ask an expert service by Hsueh Yi David Lu 2009 The impact of online intervention programs on breast cancer patients the relationship between use and outcomes by Wei Chih Chen 2008 Examining effective use of an Interactive Health Communication System IHCS by Jeong Yeob Han 2008 How women with breast cancer use and experience an ehealth information and support system do cognitive style preferences yield to survival based thinking by Donna M Van Bogaert 2007 Measuring needs of caregivers of cancer patients across the advanced cancer trajectory comparison of three priority setting methodologies by Kuang Yi Wen 2006 Effects of interactive cancer communication systems ICCS use on quality of life breast cancer patients and simulation modeling of level of use by Abhik Bhattacharya 2006 Assessing employee attitudes towards organizational

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  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
    the Center Study Recruitment Study Recruitment We are currently recruiting for the following studies Lung Cancer study The Center is offering a National Cancer Institute funded research study to people who are facing non small cell lung cancer This study examines whether using a website called CHESS impacts the quality of life and survival of people with non small cell lung cancer Click here for more information Colon Cancer study

    Original URL path: http://chess.wisc.edu/chess/about/study_recruitment.aspx (2013-04-23)
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