Ideal features for a patient-entered family history and risk assessment tool

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:1152.


Family history (FH) is an important risk factor for many diseases and its assessment can be a powerful tool for identifying and stratifying patients at risk. As part of an initiative to improve FH collection and decision support at Intermountain Healthcare we conducted a literature review on FH data collection and reviewed a number of current Web-based tools. An ideal list of features was produced to help implement goals of the initiative.

MeSH terms

  • Family Health*
  • Medical History Taking / methods*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Risk Factors
  • Software Design*
  • Software*
  • Utah