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Thomas Houston

UMassMed Faculty Page

Inventions:

Title: Decide2Quit.org. UMMS12-06; Patent Pending. 

  • A web-based system for implementing a smoking cessation support therapy that promotes individual, proactive participation by obtaining an initial consent, indicating motivation, from a patient, and linking the patient with a clinician for monitoring, feedback, and direction of subsequent support media based on clinician oversight and the reported motivation of the patient. The disclosed system encompassing self-motivation assessment, reinforcement feedback, and communication linkages to both clinicians and peers provides for a proactive response by a patient to a clinician invitation, thus establishing a minimal motivational level, and gathers statistical and motivational information from the patient for subsequent monitoring by the clinician. 

 

Innovation TopicsSoftwareSmoking