Skip to main content
Creating Technology-enhanced Practice: A University-Home Care-Corporate Alliance
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
  • Patricia Flatley Brennan, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Laura Burke, Aurora Health Care
  • Gail Casper, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Margaret Sebern, Marquette University
  • Carolyn Krause, Aurora Health Care
  • Susan Kossman, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Delores Severtson, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Judy Murphy, Aurora Health Care
Document Type
Format of Original
17 p.
Publication Date
IOS Press
Insuring full benefit of consumer health informatics innovations requires integrating the technology into nursing practice, yet many valuable innovations are developed in research projects and never reach full integration. To avoid this outcome, a team of researchers partnered with a home care agency’s staff and patients and their corporate parent’s Information Systems and Research group to create a Technology-Enhanced Practice (TEP) designed to enhance care of home bound patients and their family care givers. The technology core of TEP, the HeartCare2 web site, was built in a collaborative process and deployed within the existing patient portal of the clinical partner. This paper describes the innovation and the experience of bringing it into full operation.

Accepted version. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 122 (2006): 648-664. Publisher Link. © 2006 IOS Press. Used with permission.

Margaret Sebern was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Patricia Flatley Brennan, Laura Burke, Gail Casper, Margaret Sebern, et al.. "Creating Technology-enhanced Practice: A University-Home Care-Corporate Alliance" Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (2006) ISSN: 0926-9630
Available at: