Development of an Android Based Medication Reminder and Adherence System
Keywords:Automatic Alarm, Chronic Ailment, Medication Adherence, Notification System
Android based medication reminder and adherence system is a system in which an alarm and notification system is implemented
and also provides a platform for doctors, healthcare givers and patients’ interaction. Patients can set a customized alarm tone in
their local language or select from a list of default tones. The application allows specialists to automatically see the list of patients
connected to them and their chat messages. Specialist can send health tips and other broadcast messages to his entire patients or fix an appointment date with any of their patients at will.
Agile software engineering process was used for the development of the system. The front end was implemented using android
studio and the back end was designed using firebase frame work. The android based application runs on mobile devices, such as
smart phones, tablet computers and PDAs. The application was implemented and tested on the mobile phones of several patients, healthcare givers and Computer programmers, it was found to be very helpful in care management and easing travelling stress and fatigue and the reminder system assisted in medication adherence. Survey results shows 100% likes for the system’s reminder and notification module, 80% likes for the chart module, another 80% likes for the search for specialist module while 70% likes were recorded for broadcast messages.
This paper presents the development of the reminder and adherence system. The application is light weight, very easy to use and
support medication adherence. The application will assist patients with chronic illness like Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma and
HIV/AIDS, to get notifications from medical personnel about the availability of drugs and also served as a reminder system,
thereby promoting adherence