QRM: A QR-code based mHealth information system for patient-centered care

Dongsong Zhang, Yueyang Jiang, Lina Zhou, Lili Huang, Jeffrey C. Fink, Güneş Koru, Youfa Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


With emerging new technologies and growing interests in patient-centered healthcare, the role of patients in healthcare is shifting from a passive recipient of care to an active information seeker and collaborator. It becomes crucial to provide patients with ubiquitous, secure access to their electronic health records (EHR) and personalized healthcare services such as patient education. Such capabilities are highly limited in most existing healthcare IT systems. The researchers in this study designed, developed, and evaluated an mHealth information system that enables patients or authorized others to access patients' EHR, to navigate personalized patient education material, and to view patients' emergency contact information in case of an emergency through their mobile phones at anywhere and anytime while addressing patient identification and data privacy problems through a QR-code based patient identification mechanism. The results of a user evaluation study reveal that participants generally favor the proposed system and report a high level of perceived usefulness and intention to use the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016
EditorsLuis Rodrigues, Pedro Isaias
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533579
StatePublished - 2016
Event15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016 - Mannheim, Germany
Duration: Oct 28 2016Oct 30 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016


Other15th International Conference WWW/Internet 2016


  • Medical Information Access
  • Mobile Health
  • Mobile Health Information Systems
  • Personalized Patient Education
  • QR-code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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