Nguyen AD, Baysari MT, Kannangara DR, Tariq A, Lau AY, Westbrook JI, Day RO. Mobile applications to enhance self-management of gout. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2016; 94:67-74.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Gout is an arthritic condition that is characterised by extremely painful, debilitating acute attacks and eventual joint and organ damage if not controlled. Despite the availability of very effective therapies that, if adhered to, will prevent acute attacks and long-term damage, the disorder is increasingly prevalent. There is an urgent need to improve

Tiong S, Koh E, Delaney G, Lau A, Adams D, Bell V, Sapkota P, Harris T, Girgis A, Przezdziecki A. An e‐health strategy to facilitate care of breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Asia‐Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2016.

Abstract AIM: Innovative e-health strategies are emerging, to tailor and provide convenient, systematic and high-quality survivorship care for an expanding cancer survivor population. This pilot study tests the application of an e-health platform, “Healthy.me,” in a breast cancer survivor cohort at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: Fifty breast cancer

A. Y. S. Lau, A. Arguel, S. Dennis, S. T. Liaw and E. Coiera. (2015). “Why Didn’t it Work?” Lessons From a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-based Personally Controlled Health Management System for Adults with Asthma. Journal of Medical Internet Research (Vol. 17, pp. e283).

Abstract: Background: Personally controlled health management systems (PCHMS), which may include a personal health record (PHR), health management tools, and information resources, have been advocated as a next-generation technology to improve health behaviors and outcomes. There have been successful trials of PCHMS in various health settings. However, there is mixed evidence for whether consumers will

A. Y. Lau, J. Proudfoot, A. Andrews, S. T. Liaw, J. Crimmins, A. Arguel and E. Coiera. (2013). Which bundles of features in a Web-based personally controlled health management system are associated with consumer help-seeking behaviors for physical and emotional well-being? J Med Internet Res (Vol. 15, pp. e79).

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Personally controlled health management systems (PCHMS), which include a personal health record (PHR), health management tools, and consumer resources, represent the next stage in consumer eHealth systems. It is still unclear, however, what features contribute to an engaging and efficacious PCHMS. OBJECTIVE: To identify features in a Web-based PCHMS that are associated with

A. Y. Lau, A. G. Dunn, N. Mortimer, A. Gallagher, J. Proudfoot, A. Andrews, S. T. Liaw, J. Crimmins, A. Arguel and E. Coiera. (2013). Social and self-reflective use of a Web-based personally controlled health management system. J Med Internet Res (Vol. 15, pp. e211).

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Personally controlled health management systems (PCHMSs) contain a bundle of features to help patients and consumers manage their health. However, it is unclear how consumers actually use a PCHMS in their everyday settings. OBJECTIVE: To conduct an empirical analysis of how consumers used the social (forum and poll) and self-reflective (diary and personal

A. Y. S. Lau, A. Parker, J. Early, G. Sacks, F. Anvari and E. Coiera. (2012). Comparative usage of a web-based personally controlled health management system and normal support: A case study in IVF. eJHI-The Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (Vol. 7, pp. e16).

Abstract: Background: Research into the impact of personal health record-enabled consumer systems is still in its infancy.  Little is known about effective designs of web-based personally controlled health management system (PCHMS), how people use these systems in their real-life settings, nor how usage relates to concurrent support from other sources. Objective: To inform PCHMS design

A. Y. Lau, V. Sintchenko, J. Crimmins, F. Magrabi, B. Gallego and E. Coiera. (2012). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the impact of a web-based personally controlled health management system on the uptake of influenza vaccination rates. BMC Health Serv Res (Vol. 12, pp. 86).

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Online social networking and personally controlled health management systems (PCHMS) offer a new opportunity for developing innovative interventions to prevent diseases of public health concern (e.g., influenza) but there are few comparative studies about patterns of use and impact of these systems. METHODS/DESIGN: A 2010 CONSORT-compliant randomised controlled trial with a two-group parallel

A. Y. Lau, V. Sintchenko, J. Crimmins, F. Magrabi, B. Gallego and E. Coiera. (2012). Impact of a web-based personally controlled health management system on influenza vaccination and health services utilization rates: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc (Vol. 19, pp. 719-27).

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a web-based personally controlled health management system (PCHMS) on the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine and primary care service utilization among university students and staff. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PCHMS called Healthy.me was developed and evaluated in a 2010 CONSORT-compliant two-group (6-month waitlist vs PCHMS) parallel randomized controlled