This report discusses patient acceptance of a device called Health Buddy™. Placed in the home of a chronically ill patient, this device enables two-way communication between the patient and a care provider in a case management program. Because communication occurs via Health Buddy when the patient responds to a short automated survey of perhaps a dozen questions, the patient's acceptance of Health Buddy and his or her willingness to use it daily is crucial to its success.
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Case Management with Health Buddy at the Beta Sites
Setting up and Learning to Use the Health Buddy
Patient Compliance with Health Buddy Surveys
Improvements in Patients' Understanding and Management of the Disease
Attitudes Towards the Use of the Health Buddy
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