ENABLE Repository MATech
Online repository of Medication Adherence Technologies (short:
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.
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
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
Target health conditions
These refer to types of diseases or health problems the technology/MATech is intended for.
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
Medication adherence management components
These entries refer to the the medication adherence management types and phases the MATech targets
Methods for the measurement component
These entries refer to the component(s) of the adherence causal (logic) model that is measured by the technology
Modes of delivery for the intervention component
These entries aim to describe the ways in which the intervention is delivered to its users.
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.
This entry refers to the types of persons who use the technology to assist patients in their self-management of adherence.
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.