Date of Award

2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science and Statistics

First Advisor

Noah Daniels

Abstract

A communication and information disconnect exists between healthcare providers, care recipients and family caregivers. Poor communication synchronization of follow-up treatments, lab results, prescribed medication between providers, patients and their caregivers exists during transitions of care. For example, a patient’s primary care physician and caregiver may not be notified during a hospital discharge process. As a result, poor coordination of care can lead to an increase in medical costs, negative patient care outcomes or risk of hospital readmissions. This design implements a personal health card to access general medical data with the use of QR (Quick Response) code technology. The use of QR code technology integrated with a mobile messaging application is suggested as a potential solution in improving communication and sharing of data between healthcare providers, caregivers and care recipients.

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