Analysis of family health history data collection patterns in consumer-oriented Web-based tools

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:982.


Current trends have brought resurgent interest in developing consumer-oriented tools that gather patient-entered clinical data. Family health history data has long been recognized as valuable for risk assessment in primary care, but has gained renewed attention recently as part of IT-oriented efforts in personalized medicine. In order to better understand the breadth of data collected in consumer-oriented web applications, we evaluated their collection patterns using the recommendations issued by the American Health Information Community (AHIC).

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Health Information / statistics & numerical data*
  • Family Health*
  • Internet / statistics & numerical data*
  • Medical History Taking / methods
  • Medical History Taking / statistics & numerical data*
  • Software / statistics & numerical data*
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Utah