Improved Medication Compliance Through Health IT: Design and Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Application ePill

Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)

11 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2014 Last revised: 6 May 2014

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Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Date Written: December 15, 2013

Abstract

Enhancing information provision in patient information leaflets for medication with health IT has the potential to improve lacking medication compliance. Following the design science research paradigm, a web application (ePill – electronic patient information leaflet) providing information on pharmaceuticals and supplementary services while avoiding drawbacks of patient information leaflets was created. Mixed methods are employed for artifact evaluation and refinement in subsequent design cycles. ePill can mend the prevalent problem of medication compliance by alleviating the process of gaining knowledge about medication one is taking. A special focus is on the tradeoff between offered functionality and information security and privacy concerns. Building on foundations of information systems research as well as medical sciences, this research is on the verge of both domains.

This paper examines the theoretical background, presents completed design cycles, including creation, design as well as results of qualitative evaluations, and discusses the planned quantitative ePill evaluation in progress.

Keywords: design science research, health information technology, medication compliance, mixed methods evaluation, patient information leaflet, web application, artifact

JEL Classification: L86

Suggested Citation

Dehling, Tobias and Sunyaev, Ali, Improved Medication Compliance Through Health IT: Design and Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Application ePill (December 15, 2013). Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2392368

Tobias Dehling (Contact Author)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

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