Data & End Of Life

Research project on treatment of mental illness
as a model of acute holistic care.

university project at
Parsons School of Design

During the first semester at Parsons School of Design we were conducting research in the space of “living and dying.” My team was exploring the capabilities of data to improve care for those particularly with chronic mental illnesses that will positively impact lifelong healthcare from the start of care to the end of life. We identified an asymmetric information balance that places disproportionate burden on the patients in collecting and accessing data. Additionally, we observed a passive patient involvement in data in which patients generate information but that few mechanisms exist to keep them engaged with data after that point.