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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev (University of Cologne): 

"Design, development and evaluation of patient-centered health IT applications"

Wednesday, April 15, 02:00pm - 04:00pm (WiSo Building, Room 310) 


The health care environment is changing. While paternalism was the dominating paradigm for ages, the focus is now shifting to the individual patient and on empowering patients' to take an active role in their own health care. The increasing patient-centeredness reflects also on the health care information systems landscape. We investigate arising challenges through design science research and develop a patient-centered health IT service (ePill - electronic patient information leaflet) targeting the prevalent problem of medication compliance through enhanced information provision. ePill accomplishes three core tasks medication information retrieval, medication information aggregation, and medication information refinement. In this talk, we will briefly introduce patient-centered health IT, present the current ePill prototype, gathered design knowledge, and results of initial evaluation steps as well as outline the quantitative evaluation of ePill's effect on medication compliance, which will be conducted in form of a randomized clinical trial.