User interface for registering and sharing health data for patients with chronic diseases

University essay from Lunds universitet/Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi

Author: Niklas Andersson; [2019]

Keywords: Technology and Engineering;

Abstract: The cost of healthcare in Sweden has risen steadily since the beginning of the 21st century and one of the major contributors to the increase are chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are complex and long-lasting disorders which cause disability and death worldwide. To counter the increasing trend, studies show that advancements in digitizing parts of the healthcare could make the treatment of patients more effective while at the same time providing better patient centered care. Sweden has set a goal of being the best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitization by the year 2025 which requires innovative solutions in eHealth. Engaging Care is a company that wants to change the way communication is done in healthcare by offering a cloud based platform for secure asynchronous messaging between patient and caregiver. This platform could be further developed by incorporating a feature of registering and sharing health measurements performed between revisits at the hospital, which is a common occurrence for patients with chronic diseases. This thesis describes how a prototype of this feature was developed using a human centered design process. The development of the project started with an interview series with chronically ill patients and the development used common methods found in human centered design. The prototype was tested using seven test participants which resulted in a SUS score of 86.7.

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