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
Date Written: February 26, 2014
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
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