Funded by JPC-1 and administered through the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), HealthBoard is a visual GUI dashboard that is designed to improve better patient care through better design. Consisting of two portals—the patient portal and the provider portal—HealthBoard will serve both communities through better information. HealthBoard is designed to complement existing, open-source EMR solutions by providing a streamlined, easy-to-use GUI presentation layer that can be implemented by developers.
The prototype and designs are developed to allow active duty military personnel the ability to interact with their own personal health information and electronic medical records, and healthcare providers with better access to patients and their decisions. By integrating information design principles HealthBoard provides users with enhanced and streamlined access to information, making it less intimidating and easier to understand the impacts of decisions on health outcomes.
HealthBoard is not a stand-alone EMR system, but rather a presentation layer GUI. HealthBoard can be used by EMR developers either completely or in a modular fashion as an enhanced presentation layer. Guidance documents are included, thereby assisting in the adoption of good design principles by developers easier. HealthBoard was driven by consultations with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) towards enabling the Patient-Centered Medical Home environment.