The importance of form field validation: lessons learnt from a feasibility study of an mHealth application in Malawi, Africa

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Show simple item record Hardy, Victoria O'Connor, Yvonne Thompson, Matthew Mastellos, Nikolaos Tran, Tammy O'Donoghue, John Chirambo, Griphin Baxter Andersson, Bo Carlsson, Sven Heavin, Ciara 2018-10-23T11:01:10Z 2018-10-23T11:01:10Z 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, Y., Hardy, V., Thompson, M., Mastellos, N., Tran, T., O'Donoghue, J., Chirambo, G. B., Andersson, B., Carlsson, S. and Heavin, C. (2016) 'The importance of form field validation: lessons learnt from a feasibility study of an mHealth application in Malawi, Africa', Proceedings of 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - PACIS 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, 27 June - 1 July en
dc.description.abstract Measuring adherence to clinical guidelines using mobile health (mHealth) technologies when form field validation is enforced or turned on could potentially be viewed as skewing the dataset, leading to 100% adherence to the clinical rule base. In theory, healthcare providers should fully abide by clinical guidelines, whether in paper or digital format, to ensure that the patient receives appropriate care. However, what happens when mHealth form field validation is turned off? As part of a feasibility study in Malawi, Africa, we explored this phenomenon. Switching off validation on the mHealth artefact served its purpose within the context of a feasibility study where a parallel paper-based clinical assessment process remained in place. The design of this technical artefact with the turnkey validation feature afforded us the opportunity to turn validation on and off seamlessly. Ultimately, from an ethical, clinical and technical perspective the optimum approach is to ensure that form field validation is switched on. With form field validation on adherence to the clinical guidelines is enforced which minimises incomplete assessment and the potential for suboptimal clinical decisions that could adversely affect patient care. en
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dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en
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dc.rights © 2016, the Authors. All rights reserved. This material is brought to you by the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). It has been accepted for inclusion in PACIS 2016 Proceedings by an authorized administrator of AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Validation en
dc.subject Adherence en
dc.subject Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) en
dc.subject Developing countries en
dc.title The importance of form field validation: lessons learnt from a feasibility study of an mHealth application in Malawi, Africa en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Chiayi, Taiwan en
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dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::HEALTH/305292/EU/Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control/SUPPORTING LIFE en

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