Improving Comprehensibility of Medical Information Proof-of-Concept for Patient Information Leaflets

Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2014; Paderborn, Germany; February 26-28, 2014

12 Pages Posted: 7 May 2014

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Till Blesik

University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Date Written: February 26, 2014

Abstract

Many patients have difficulties with comprehending written and spoken health information presented to them. Additionally, detailed explanation of medication use and further implications are too complex and expensive to be carried out by medical professionals whenever they are prescribing medication. An alternative approach to transform medical information in an easier understandable form could save cost for medical service providers and help to increase patients’ adherence. We present a requirements framework for medical information translation systems. Furthermore, concept, architecture, and actual implementation of a web application leveraging crowdsourcing are illustrated. To demonstrate that the crowdsourcing approach is suitable to improve comprehensibility of medical information, a proof-of-concept experiment is conducted.

Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Health IT, Medication Information, Translation, Web Application

JEL Classification: I1, L86

Suggested Citation

Blesik, Till and Dehling, Tobias and Sunyaev, Ali, Improving Comprehensibility of Medical Information Proof-of-Concept for Patient Information Leaflets (February 26, 2014). Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2014; Paderborn, Germany; February 26-28, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433420

Till Blesik

University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences ( email )

Richard-Strauss-Str. 2
Cologne, D-50923
Germany

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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