MyNYP Inpatient

MyNYP Inpatient is a custom Personal Health Record portal that allows hospital patients to access nearly real-time clinical information. After developing a prototype portal for inpatient use, we focused on engaging clinicians and patients in usage studies, to learn more about inpatient information needs and user-centered design for this space.



This project focused on how Health Information Technology (HIT) can be used to educate and engage hospitalized patients and their families within the care context. It pursues questions such as:

1. What role can patient-facing HIT play in communicating information within the hospital setting, with its particularly complex organizational structure and information processes?

2. Are there measurable benefits to enabling electronic communication with hospital patients through HIT?

3. How can presentation and interaction techniques to format data affect understandability of clinical information?

Our custom inpatient PHR portal infrastructure delivers timely, patient-accessible information, by integrating data from an existing electronic health record (EHR) and PHR system. This infrastructure provides the technological foundation upon which experimental presentation and interaction techniques can be introduced and studied in an inpatient setting.


Panel on Designing Interactive Systems for Patient-Provider Communication
Proc. WISH 2012, Chicago, IL.


Interactive Tools For Inpatient Medication Tracking: A Multi-Phase Study With Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients
Lauren Wilcox, Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Susan Restaino, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, Alexander Sackheim, David Vawdrey
J Am Med Inform Assoc (JAMIA) 2016 DOI:10.1093/jamia/ocv160
ACM DL Author-ize service Designing Inpatient Technology to Meet the Medication Information Needs of Cardiology Patients
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, Andy Liu, Sarah Collins, Susan Restaino, David Vawdrey.
Proc. ACM IHI 2012, Miami, FL, 831-836.
A Tablet Computer Application for Patients to Participate in Their Hospital Care
David Vawdrey, Lauren Wilcox, Sarah Collins, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, Aurelia Boyer, Susan Restaino.
Proc. AMIA 2011, Washington, DC, 1428-1435.

Designing for Ease of Use of Inpatient Technology to Communicate Medication Therapies
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, David Vawdrey.
Proc. ACM WISH 2011 (a variant was presented in the AMIA 2011 Doctoral Consortium on Sociotechnical Issues in Medical Informatics), Washington, DC, 77-81.