Mobile electronic medication management for psychiatric rehabilitants: A case study in a hong kong psychiatric hospital

Jacky S.L. Ting, Albert H.C. Tsang, S. K. Kwok, Wing Bun Lee

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Abstract

The quality of medication management is crucial to enhancing the mental condition of psychiatric patients and prevention of relapse of their illness. Taking medicine is one of the main methods to cure and control mental illnesses. With a large variety of medicine currently available in the market, it is important to monitor the attitude and reaction of the psychiatric patients towards the medicine they had taken. Thus, most research efforts had focused on developing tools for determining patients' attitude towards medication. However, Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong's largest psychiatric hospital, encountered difficulty in getting accurate data from patients through interviews and questioning sessions. Moreover, there is an urgent need to develop effective means to assure quality of the captured data. This study aims to address these issues by integrating mobile technology with the evaluation tools to assist hospitals in getting a better understanding of patients' attitude towards medication. An empirical study conducted in the Castle Peak Hospital to demonstrate the feasibility and implementation steps of the proposed solution is also reported in this paper. Feedbacks from the community nurses confirmed effectiveness of the solution in enhancing the quality of services delivered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICQR 2007 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Quality and Reliability
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages267-271
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789810594046
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event5th International Conference on Quality and Reliability, ICQR 2007 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 5 Nov 20077 Nov 2007

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Quality and Reliability, ICQR 2007
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period5/11/077/11/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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