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NFC-enabled smartphone application for drug interaction and drug allergy detection

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3 Author(s)
Maali Alabdulhafith ; Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada ; Raghav V. Sampangi ; Srinivas Sampalli

Medication errors are a leading cause of death worldwide and hospitals are continuously working on improving methods and strategies to prevent medication errors. Multi-morbidity patients who have more than one chronic disease for a long period of time are more likely to take several medications at once. Consequently, they are more vulnerable to drug interactions and drug allergies. In this paper we present a novel solution using a smartphone integrated with an NFC reader and an NFC application to detect and update drug allergies and drug interactions for people with multi-morbidity during medication administration. The system was validated for performance precision, and computational and communicational costs in a lab environment.

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Near Field Communication (NFC), 2013 5th International Workshop on

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5-5 Feb. 2013