CHESS: 10 years of research and development in consumer health informatics for broad populations, including the underserved

Int J Med Inform. 2002 Nov 12;65(3):169-77. doi: 10.1016/s1386-5056(02)00048-5.


This paper reviews the research and development around a consumer health informatics system CHESS (The Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) developed and tested by the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis at the University of Wisconsin. The review places particular emphasis on what has been found with regard to the acceptance and use of such systems by high risk and underserved groups.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Female
  • HIV Infections
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Information Services*
  • Internet
  • Male
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Social Support