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ScanMed: a mobile medicine adherence application with intake validation using QR code

Mohd Nor, Rizal and Mohamadali, Noor Azizah and Azmi, Khairul and Marzuki, Ahmad and Mohd Nor, Leilanie and Yusof, Mohar (2016) ScanMed: a mobile medicine adherence application with intake validation using QR code. In: 2016 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for The Muslim World (ICT4M 2016), 22nd-24th Nov. 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The impact of medication adherence is proven to affect hospitalization risk and healthcare cost. In Malaysia, failure in taking medication as prescribed is a complicated and common problem. There are many reasons people fail to take their medication as prescribed. Some of the few common issues are remembering to consume their medicine timely, doubts in medication effectiveness, concerns on side effects or having difficulty in taking the medication (especially with injections or inhalers) and rising cost of prescribed medications. Tracking patient medication intake leads to many advantages, one of which is lower medication due to adherence, health-care cost which effects insurance coverage premiums. In this paper, we develop an application to track medication using a smart phone and the use of QR code. Each medication transaction requires a proof of work to signify that the user have taken their medication at the correct date and time. A QR-Code reader will be used to capture medication taken printed on medication labels and each scan is considered as a proof of work . Our contribution is to create a mobile application that can help track medication intake, as well as remind, inform and warn users about the medication that they are taking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5251/56092
Uncontrolled Keywords: —QR-code, mhealth, medication adherence, mobile application
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Mrs Noor Azizah Mohamadali
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 15:42
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56092

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