Consumer access to personal health information for asthma self-management

The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (UHN) is leading the development of a mobile web application for asthma self-management on behalf of Ontario Lung Association, in a project funded by Canada Health Infoway. The internship will involve the research and development of the user-interface of this novel application, which can be accessed by users via standard browsers on desktops and laptops to across a range of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The application aims to enhance collaborative management of asthma between patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, by leveraging various electronic resources and tools for disease management, providing access to personal health information and asthma care plan information, and allowing collection of user-entered asthma information. This involves support for various features that allow for personalized management of their asthma condition. This application will fill in the present void of a technological solution for asthma self-management and will empower patients to become actively involved in their treatment plans. It will significantly benefit asthma patients and promote effective self-management which would, in turn, help improve patient quality of life and, ultimately, reduce costs to the healthcare system.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Ronald Baecker


Uzma Khan


TELUS Health


Computer science


Digital media


University of Toronto



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