James is a primary care doctor at Group Health Cooperative and Senior Investigator at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington. His work is focused on helping health care professionals use information technologies to engage patients and their families outside of traditional in-person visits
James examines web-based and mobile communications technologies to improve health and health care for patients with chronic medical conditions, an effort that requires carefully evaluating whether such technologies foster stronger connections between patients and care teams. He has led and contributed to research showing that using the Internet to move care from the provider’s office to the patient’s home leads to promising outcomes for patients with conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
James also serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of both Health Services in the School of Public Health and Biomedical and Health Informatics in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington.
Learn more about James’ work here.