Health information technology (HIT) is a widely recognized strategy to encourage cancer patients and caregivers to participate in healthcare delivery in a sustainable and cost-effective way. In the context of autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HSCT), HIT-enabled tools have the potential to effectively engage, educate, support, and optimize outcomes of patients and caregivers in the outpatient setting. This study sought to leverage human-centered design to develop a high-fidelity prototype of a HIT-enabled psychoeducational tool for HSCT caregivers. Phase 1 focuses on breadth and depth of information gathering through a systematic review and semi-structured interviews to determine optimal tool use. Phase 2 engages in human-centered design synthesis and visualization methods to identify key opportunities for the HIT design. Phase 3 employs human-centered design evaluation, engaging caregivers to respond to low-fidelity concepts and scenarios to help co-design an optimal tool for HSCT. This study outlines a hybrid method of healthcare delivery research and human-centered design to develop technology-enabled support for HSCT caregivers. Herein, we present a design methodology for developing a prototype of HIT-enabled psychoeducational tool which can be leveraged to develop future eHealth innovations to optimize HSCT.
- Design methodology
- Health information technology
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