ENABLE Repository MATech

Online repository of Medication Adherence Technologies (short:
MATech).

About MATech

To raise awareness on the diversity of technologies available and the evidence base relevant for decision making, ENABLE is developing an online repository of Medication Adherence Technologies (short: MATech). These may be for example electronic devices that record medication intake, dose dispensers that instruct on time or mode of administration, mobile applications that provide information about a health condition or medication or reminders, etc. You can find more information about the ENABLE repository in the letters of invitation to countries and technology providers.

About this form

To raise awareness on the diversity of technologies available and the evidence base relevant for decision making, ENABLE is developing an online repository of Medication Adherence Technologies (short: MATech). These may be for example electronic devices that record medication intake, dose dispensers that instruct on time or mode of administration, mobile applications that provide information about a health condition or medication or reminders, etc. You can find more information about the ENABLE repository in the letters of invitation to countries and technology providers.

To provide relevant information about each MATech on the ENABLE website, this form asks several questions about the product and the provider,  and some design features aimed to support medication adherence.

These questions are based on the scientific literature and stakeholders views on their relevance and clarity, and represent the essential characteristics a potential user needs to be able to decide whether the MATech could be of interest to them. However, we don't know yet how feasible it is to provide this information and how appropriate these questions are for describing individual technologies. Therefore, this form also includes some questions to collect your observations on how easy it was for you to describe the MATech and suggestions for improvement. We will use this information to improve the data collection in the future.

A separate data collection process will be organised once a sample of MATech are included in the repository, to describe the evidence available to date about how they were developed, how they work and how they can be implemented in clinical practice.

Thank you for your collaboration in the development of the ENABLE repository!

1. Product and provider description

The following entries record basic information about the MATech you describe:

What is the full name of the MATech as given by its provider? *
What is the acronym used for the MATech as given by its provider? *
Please describe the MATech briefly (this text will be shown in the short profile of the technology on the repository) [open text <200 words] *
Please provide a link WITH UPLOADED graphical descriptions of the MATech (photos, illustrations, videos)
What is the level of maturity of the MATech? (Technology Readiness Level, brief description here) Please note that only TLR 4 or higher are eligible for inclusion in the ENABLE repository. If the MATech has not yet reached small scale prototype and you consider its inclusion would be useful, please contact the WG2 Steering Committee for discussion) *
In what country is this MATech planned to be included in the ENABLE repository? (Please name the country you are representing in ENABLE, and describe only MATech developed/available in your country. For MATech available across countries, please contact the WG2 Steering Committee to coordinate across countries).
When did the MATech first become available for use? (use the date of publication, release, approval, etc. as you consider appropriate)
When did the most recent version/update of the MATech become available? (e.g. published, released, approved for use, etc.)
What is the identifier (number, name) of the current version of the MATech?
Does the MATech include components of the following types: *
What is the brand name under which the MATech is made available?
What is the intent of usability for this MATech (or is the MATech intended to be used)?
Based on the previous question: If the intent of usability for this MATech is as a component of a larger solution or as a combination, please give here the details:
In which language(s) is the MATech available?
In which country(ies) is the MATech available?
Do any Terms & Conditions apply to the use of this MATech?
Based on the previous question: If yes, please detail or provide a link to relevant documents
What is the cost of the MATech?
Based on the previous question: Please detail the price or provide a link to relevant documents:

Provider organization

What is the name of the MATech provider?
Is the MATech provider a:
In which domain is the provider active?
What contact details should be used for inquiries about, or purchasing/accessing the MATech?
Based on the previous question: Please detail phone number / address / other

Technology features

The following entries record information about the use scenarios and types of users the technology is intended for, as well as the characteristics of the medication adherence measurement and/or intervention.

Adherence self-management use

These entries refer to scenarios in which the technology is used for adherence self-management activities

Is the MATech intended to be used in activities of self-management, i.e. the patient or informal caregiver or both may use it themselves, for example at home?
If yes, who interacts with the MATech within the process of self-management?
Based on the previous question: Please detail "other" who interacts with the MATech
The MATech is intended to be used by...
If yes, which age group is the MATech appropriate to be used for?
The technology is appropriate for use by persons with the following level of functioning/impairment in memory functions (registering, storing, retrieving information):
The technology is appropriate for use by persons with the following level of functioning/impairment in memory functions (registering, storing, retrieving information):
The technology is appropriate for use by persons with the following level of functioning/impairment in sensory functions - visual stimuli (light, form, shape, size, color):
The technology is appropriate for use by persons with the following level of functioning/impairment in sensory functions - auditive stimuli (presence, location, pitch, loudness and quality of sounds):
The technology is appropriate for use by persons with the following level of functioning/impairment in movement and mobility (of joints, bones, reflexes and muscles):
Is the patient's ability to read and write needed to manage adherence with the MATech?
Is the patient's capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to self-manage adherence with the MATech?
Is the MATech appropriate for patients with complex interactions of several (2+) co-existing diseases (comorbidity)?
Is the MATech appropriate for patients with limited experience with technologies?

Adherence support service use

These entries refer to scenarios in which the technology is used for activities supporting taking medication in an health/social care provision setting

The technology is intended to be used within an adherence support service, i.e. health/social care professionals may use it to support patients to take medication, for example in a care setting?
If yes, is the MATech intended to be used by professional health and/or social care providers delivering adherence support services?
If yes, is the MATech intended to be used by people involved in the administration and oversight of public health systems (health system managers)?

Target health conditions

These refer to types of diseases or health problems the technology/MATech is intended for.

For which domain of target health conditions is the MATech designed?

Medication regimen attributes

These entries refer to the prescribed schematic form/ therapeutic plan of medication therapy, thus the type of medication regimen the technology/MATech can be used for

Is the MATech suitable for medication which is prescribed:
Is the MATech suitable to be used in:
Is the MATech suitable to monitor drug administered by:
Is the MATech suitable to be applied for:
Is the MATech suitable to be applied for:

Medication adherence management components

These entries refer to the the medication adherence management types and phases the MATech targets

The MATech is designed to be used to:
Based on the previous question: Add comments in this open field

Methods for the measurement component

The MATech is designed to be used in the following phases of the adherence process:
If the MATech is used for measurement, what methods does the MATech use to measure adherence?

These entries refer to the component(s) of the adherence causal (logic) model that is measured by the technology

If the MATech is used for measurement, does it measure…
If the MATech measures behaviours, which categories of behaviours are included?
if the MATech measures outcomes, which categories of outcomes are included?

Modes of delivery for the intervention component

These entries aim to describe the ways in which the intervention is delivered to its users.

If the MATech delivers intervention content, which modes of delivery are used?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via printed material, which format is used to deliver it?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via human interaction, which format is used to deliver it?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via electronic technology, which format is used to deliver it?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via smartphone/tablet, which format is used to deliver it?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via an app, which features does it include?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via wearable electronic device, which format is used to deliver it?
If the MATech delivers intervention content via digital media, which format is used to deliver it?

Behaviour change content for the intervention component

This entry refers to the modifiable causal influences on medication adherence (barriers and facilitators) that the MATech targets at the individual level, and the behaviour change techniques in includes to target these determinants.

Please provide a short description of how is the intervention component intended to influence changes in the target behaviour (what techniques it uses, what behavior determinants it aims to change).

This entry refers to the types of persons who use the technology to assist patients in their self-management of adherence.

Is the MATech designed to be used to assist patients in self-management by...

Intervention setting

Is the MATech designed to be provided at a...
Is the MATech designed to be used in the following environments:

Development and evaluation of the MATech

This entry refers to the how the MATech has been developed and evaluated, considering aspects such as transparency, theory and evidence base, development guidelines, context
compatibility, co-creation, scientific evaluation, reliability and validity of measurement, usability, technical performance, aesthetics, readability, customisation, accessibility, data
protection, interoperability, authorisation status. While this information is the object of a more detailed (and optional) MATech description process for interested providers, a brief description would be welcome at this stage.

Please provide a short description of how the MATech has been developed and evaluated, in relation to its specific version and adherence-related content as described above. Please provide links to the key publications and documents accessible online, if appropriate.
Please add your feedback on the data collection form in relation to this MATech. Did you experience any difficulties in collecting information on these topics? Were response options and guidance appropriate? What would be your suggestions for better adapting this form to describing this particular MATech?