Developing and testing an interoperable system to facilitate routine recording of patient and family engagement.
Through the Open Recording Automated Logging System (ORALS) project, Dr. Barr aims to have routine audio recording of conversations with clinicians and patients in an effort to increase engagement of patients and families in their health care. ORALS will consist of technically proficient software using natural language processing to enable accurate and automatic tagging of in-clinic audio recordings and an online platform for patients and family members to access their recordings. Dr. Barr and his team will use a mixed methods and agile software development approach to develop and conduct formative testing of ORALS.
Special Projects in Patient Care
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Ph.D., Health Services Research, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland
M.S.c, Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
B.S.c, Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland
The Margaret Kenwright Young Scientist of the Year Award
26th Annual Conference of the British Blood Transfusion Society, Llandudno, Wales, 2008
Health and Social Care Services Research Studentship
Research and Development Office, Belfast, Ireland, 2004-2010
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. “Evaluating CollaboRATE, a fast and frugal measure of shared decision making, in the clinical settings”. Lead Co-Investigator.
Wales School for Primary Care Research, Cardiff, Wales. “Scoping study to inform future research to develop and implement a generic reported outcome measure of patient empowerment in primary care”. Co-Investigator.