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HealthyMe


 


This project is developing a mobile self-monitoring system that can be used for real-time feedback and to support network ties among weight loss participants. The project is implemented in the context of HealthyMe, a free lifestyle weight management program that has been in place for over five years and has served thousands of patients. Patient would self enter weight into phone at same time everyday and a display of weight history would immediately show. Viewable accelerometry data would be updated at noon and 6pm everyday and immediately viewable on phone. If trend is weight gain, an automated request would be sent to complete NCI 24hr dietary recall online followed by a meeting with coach. Similarly, if accelerometry indicates decline in activity minutes over days, an automated request to schedule a coach meeting would be sent. Those tracking well receive several times per week positive reinforcement communications. Getting weight and accelerometry data into HealthyMe website only seems important for the coach
to have access and to see self relative to buddy network.
 

Patient would self enter weight into phone at same time everyday and a display of weight history would immediately show. Viewable accelerometry data would be updated at noon and 6pm everyday and immediately viewable on phone. If trend is weight gain, an automated request would be sent to complete NCI 24hr dietary recall online followed by a meeting with coach. Similarly, if accelerometry indicates decline in activity minutes over days, an automated request to schedule a coach meeting would be sent. Those tracking well receive several times per week positive reinforcement communications. Getting weight and accelerometry data into HealthyMe website only seems important for the coach
to have access and to see self relative to buddy network.

Project Team: Kay Connelly, Doug Clark

Support: Indiana CTSI – Sustainable and Collaborative Informatics Projects Grant