Chemoprophylaxis application for meningococcal disease for Android devices

Mónica Parejo-Bellido, E. Dorronzoro-Zubiete, M. Zurbarán, F. J. Sánchez-Laguna, Luis Fernandez, A. A. Muñoz-Macho

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Abstract

This paper presents a feasibility study about a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) application for Android devices, Chemopro, for meningococcal disease using antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis of close contacts. The application implements an algorithm provided by the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia, Spain, and it has been extended to consider pregnant women sensible to ceftriaxone. Having the application on a smartphone or a table device allows physicians to have access to the protocol and could reduce errors when it is applied. All the data introduced on the application is sent and stored in a web, which can be consulted to control use of antibiotics on the study of contacts. The implementation was done using ODK, a free and open-source set of tools for building data collection forms or surveys. The forms have been created using ODK and enriched to support constraints and rules to control the branches of the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013
Pages1382-1385
Number of pages4
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 25 Sep 201328 Sep 2013

Other

Other13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period25/9/1328/9/13

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Keywords

  • CDSS
  • Chemoprophylaxis
  • Meningococcal disease
  • ODK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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Parejo-Bellido, M., Dorronzoro-Zubiete, E., Zurbarán, M., Sánchez-Laguna, F. J., Fernandez, L., & Muñoz-Macho, A. A. (2014). Chemoprophylaxis application for meningococcal disease for Android devices. In 13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013 (Vol. 41, pp. 1382-1385) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_342