Electronic Medication Inquiry System for CKD Patients

Journal: American Journal of Kidney Disease (AJKD)

Abstract

Medication errors are a concern for patients with non–dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) because medications commonly used in CKD often require dose adjustment or potentially can cause nephrotoxicity.1 Information technology offers tools with the potential to reduce medication errors. Although cellular telephones, mobile devices, and computers have become ubiquitous in the United States, it is unknown to what extent patients from the CKD population have access to them or are proficient in their use because they frequently are older and of lower socioeconomic status and health literacy.2, 3, 4 In this study, we evaluated the usability of a medication inquiry system prototype offering patients information about the safety of drugs in CKD, designed for implementation across multiple technology platforms: (1) mobile device with text (short message service [SMS]) capability, (2) personal digital assistant (PDA), and (3) web site.

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Electronic Medication Inquiry System for CKD Patients

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