Development of eHOME, mobile instrument for reporting, monitoring, and consulting drug-related problems in Home Care

Looptijd: September 2014 - March 2017
Status (lopend of afgerond): Finished
Kenniscentrum: Research Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Living
Lectoraat: Chronic Illnesses
Betrokken lector: Professor Dr. M.J. Schuurmans, Dr. E.R. Heerdink
Betrokken onderzoekers: PhD student N.E. Dijkstra, Dr. C.G.M. Sino
Bijbehorend promotieonderzoek: Prevention of drug-related problems in the home situation (N.E. Dijkstra)
Betrokken opleidingen: (Post) Bachelor of Nursing
URL website project: Nienke Dijkstrahttps://healthcode.nl/app-rvi.html

Projectbeschrijving:

Doel en doelgroep:
The objective of this project was to develop an electronic HOME system (eHOME), a mobile version of the Home care Observation of Medication-related problems by home care Employees (HOME)-instrument that includes a monitoring and a consulting system for professionals in primary care. The system is developed in collaboration with the end-users (e.g. home care professionals, general practitioners and pharmacists) by means of a human-centered design approach.

Relevantie voor de beroepspraktijk/maatschappelijke relevantie:
The eHOME system supports home care professionals in reporting drug-related problems during care provision. Besides it provides the monitoring of problems over time and consultation of problems with general practitioner and pharmacists in primary care. Information of drug-related problems monitored over time provides valuable information for medication reviews.

Relevantie voor het onderwijs:
Students of the (post) Bachelor Nursing program learns as a professional nurse for diverse CanMEDS Roles to recognize drug-related problems, organizing collaboration with other health care professionals (home care workers, general practitioners and pharmacists) by efficient communication of problems for safer medication care.

Consortium/projectpartners:
Various partners are involved in this project: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Health Base Heath Code, home care organizations (Omring, Zorgbalans and Vierstroom), ZONH care optimization Noord-Holland and CodeYellow.

Cofinanciering:
VGZ health insurance

Resultaat/producten:
By using an iterative design approach and by involving home care professionals, general practitioners, and pharmacists throughout the process eHOME was developed. The eHOME-instrument was found to be an easy-to-use system.

Publicatie: http://humanfactors.jmir.org/2018/1/e10/ 

Implementatie:
The HealthCode foundation and the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (https://healthcode.nl/app-rvi.html) implements the system in primary care settings in the Netherlands.