The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa

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The Importance of Form Field Validation : Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. / O'Connor, Yvonne; Hardy, Victoria; Thompson, Matthew; Mastellos, Nikolaos; Tram, Tammy; O'Donoghue, John; Chirambo, Griphin Baxter; Andersson, Bo; Carlsson, Sven; Heavin, Ciara.

Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Harvard

O'Connor, Y, Hardy, V, Thompson, M, Mastellos, N, Tram, T, O'Donoghue, J, Chirambo, GB, Andersson, B, Carlsson, S & Heavin, C 2016, The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. in Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China, 2016/06/27.

APA

O'Connor, Y., Hardy, V., Thompson, M., Mastellos, N., Tram, T., O'Donoghue, J., ... Heavin, C. (2016). The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

CBE

O'Connor Y, Hardy V, Thompson M, Mastellos N, Tram T, O'Donoghue J, Chirambo GB, Andersson B, Carlsson S, Heavin C. 2016. The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

MLA

O'Connor, Yvonne et al. "The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa". Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). 2016.

Vancouver

O'Connor Y, Hardy V, Thompson M, Mastellos N, Tram T, O'Donoghue J et al. The Importance of Form Field Validation: Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). 2016

Author

O'Connor, Yvonne ; Hardy, Victoria ; Thompson, Matthew ; Mastellos, Nikolaos ; Tram, Tammy ; O'Donoghue, John ; Chirambo, Griphin Baxter ; Andersson, Bo ; Carlsson, Sven ; Heavin, Ciara. / The Importance of Form Field Validation : Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2016.

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - The Importance of Form Field Validation

T2 - Lesson Learnt From a Feasibility Study of an M-Health Application in Malawi, Africa

AU - O'Connor, Yvonne

AU - Hardy, Victoria

AU - Thompson, Matthew

AU - Mastellos, Nikolaos

AU - Tram, Tammy

AU - O'Donoghue, John

AU - Chirambo, Griphin Baxter

AU - Andersson, Bo

AU - Carlsson, Sven

AU - Heavin, Ciara

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - 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 fieldvalidation is turned off? As part of a feasibility study in Malawi, Africa, we explored this phenomenon. Switching off validation on the mHealthartefact 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 ensurethat 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.

AB - 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 fieldvalidation is turned off? As part of a feasibility study in Malawi, Africa, we explored this phenomenon. Switching off validation on the mHealthartefact 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 ensurethat 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.

KW - mHealth

KW - Validation

KW - Adherence

KW - Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

KW - Developing Countries

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

BT - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Proceedings

PB - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)

ER -