Designing an Artifact to Empower Chronic Patients for Monitoring Health During a Pandemic: a COVID-19 Screening App

Blooma John, Savio Jose, Jackson Thomas, Jayan Chirayath Kurian

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Abstract

Chronic diseases have been declared as an invisible epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2005). Over the past fifty years, the prevalence of chronic conditions has increased, leading to the disease burden caused by cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, and mental and substance use disorders (DOH, 2021). Chronic patients need to reimagine how they will empower themselves to effectively manage and monitor their health and wellbeing in a COVID-19 era, when frequent in-person health care visits will no longer be feasible. In this study, we propose the features for the design of a mobile based application that will aid chronic patients and end-users to self-manage and monitor their health during the pandemic era. Based on an empirical investigation involving pharmacists and researchers, we designed and developed a prototype capable of empowering chronic patients. This study particularly focuses on how technological interventions can help chronic patients to self-manage and monitor their health and wellbeing related to COVID-19 where the user expectations are met with less attrition rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023
EditorsTung X. Bui
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3326-3335
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133164
ISBN (Print)9780998133164
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2023
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2023-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS
Period1/01/11 → …

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