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Improving the Compliance of Transplantation Medicine Patients with an Integrated Mobile System

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2 Author(s)
Majchrzak, T.A. ; Dept. of Inf. Syst., Univ. of Munster, Münster, Germany ; Chakravorty, A.

Progress in healthcare has brought cure for severe ailments and greatly improved the quality of life of many patients. At the same time, the complexity of treatments has increased: patients do not understand treatment plans or fail to timely take the intended dosage of drugs. The consequence is a lack of compliance. Patients not adhering to medication plans likely face severe health problems. To support the relationship with physicians and patients' compliance, we developed the mobile platform appmedi. It helps patients to manage, which drugs they have to take, and to document their compliance to medication plans. appmedi has been designed for transplantation medicine because strict adherence is vital to save patients' lives. We present the medical background and explain the design of our prototype. We also sketch a usage scenario and discuss appmedi. It could be extended to other treatment contexts and might be integrated into holistic patient-care solutions.

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System Science (HICSS), 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on

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4-7 Jan. 2012