REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COLLABORATION
IT Services is working with Dr. Melissa Gilliam (Professor of
Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics; Chief, Family Planning; Associate
Dean for Diversity, Division of the Biological Sciences) to develop an
iPad application that makes better use of a patient's time while in the
Web Services already had experience in this area with its work with the Matteson Surgery clinic. Gilliam's team wants to use this time to raise women's awareness of the most effective forms of contraception before meeting with a provider. The goal is to catalyze empowered and informed decision making about contraception with a deeper degree of engagement.
The iPad application, currently entitled "Choices" will be used in a pilot at a Planned
Parenthood clinic serving low-income women at high risk of unintended