Using Mobile Phones to improve Medication Compliance and Awareness for Cardiac Patients

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ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
The 3rd ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environment, 2010, pp. 1 - 7
Issue Date:
2010-01
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Improving cardiac patients' medication compliance is a major factor in reducing mortality rate and reducing hospitalization rate. This paper describes a novel medication compliance management system. Its novelty lies in the combination of functionalities that helps the patient to comply with their medication regimen, together with a personal health monitoring system that monitors their health and collects vital signs data using a mobile phone and wirelss bio sensors. The system is designed to collect and analyse medication compliance, side effects and symptom responses and transfers the collected data in real time to a web based system for remote monitoring by caregivers and health professionals. Health professionals can use the system to assess the effect of the medication regimen on their patients' health and adapt it to reduce side effects and maximise the patient's wellbeing.
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