Bidirectional medication support system for medical staff and home care patients

Shiori Suzuki, Takehiro Yokoishi, Hisakazu Hada, Jin Mitsugi, Osamu Nakamura, Jun Murai

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Abstract

We have developed a system using a combination of a multi-hop sensor network and 3G networks to support patients daily medication in home care. Each medication of a patient is represented by a sequence of close-open-close events of an off-the-shelf pill box, which are detected by a small Hall sensor. The system enables home visiting nurses to remotely monitor their patients' medication and to give feedback on the medication status to patients. This bidirectional communication between medical staff and patients is essential to motivate patients' medication and to make their experience of being taken care for at homes more comfortable. A semi-automatic message generation system helps medical staff to send feedback without spending excessive time and effort. We have been examining this system for more than three months with three subjects and found that a simple open/close sensing of an off-the-shelf pill box can provide a valuable medication history. It has also shown that the feedback system improves the rate of failure medication from 5.3% to 0.0% in the best case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011
Pages147-151
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 30
Event2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011 - Montreux, Switzerland
Duration: 2011 Mar 272011 Mar 30

Publication series

Name2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011

Other

Other2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011
CountrySwitzerland
CityMontreux
Period11/3/2711/3/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Suzuki, S., Yokoishi, T., Hada, H., Mitsugi, J., Nakamura, O., & Murai, J. (2011). Bidirectional medication support system for medical staff and home care patients. In 2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011 (pp. 147-151). [5759816] (2011 5th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMICT.2011.5759816