Information Technology & People: Volume 27 Issue 4


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Diabetes self-care in-the-wild: Design challenges for personal health record systems and self-monitoring technologies

Cristiano Storni

The purpose of this paper is to raise issues about the design of personal health record systems (PHRs) and self-monitoring technology supporting self-care practices of an…


“One day it will be you who tells us doctors what to do!”. Exploring the “Personal” of PHR in paediatric diabetes management

Enrico Maria Piras, Alberto Zanutto

Personal Health Record (PHR) systems make possible to integrate data from different sources and circulate them within the illness care and management network. The new…

How can non-technical end users effectively test their spreadsheets?

Pak-Lok Poon, Fei-Ching Kuo, Huai Liu, Tsong Yueh Chen

An alarming number of spreadsheet faults have been reported in the literature, indicating that effective and easy-to-apply spreadsheet testing techniques are not available…

The individual in multiple interacting activity systems: IT-supported diabetes management

Jenny Waycott, Rens Scheepers, Hilary Davis, Steve Howard, Liz Sonenberg

The purpose of this paper is to examine how pregnant women with type 1 diabetes integrate new information technology (IT) into their health management activities, using…

What's in a WordTM? When one electronic document format standard is not enough

Liam Magee, James A. Thom

The purpose of this paper is to examine the history of the standardisation of two largely overlapping electronic document formats between 2005 and 2008, and its…

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