Identifying a set of technological features to aid decision-making for prospective live kidney donors and recipients

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Abstract

Patients with end-stage renal disease are often faced with choosing between dialysis, deceased donor transplantation or live kidney transplantation. Both kidney donors and recipients need more information and knowledge about live kidney donor transplantation (LKDT) in order to make that decision. This project aims at identifying and recommending appropriate information technology features to address the information needs of donors and recipients in live kidney transplantation and assist them in their decision-making. This project pursued four research objectives: 1) identify the decision-making process with a focus on the decision points, choices and barriers experienced by live kidney donors and recipients; 2) review reported uses of technologies to address the information and decision-making challenges and identify beneficial features; 3) review whether existing systems have these features, and 4) provide a recommended set of technological features which may effectively address the information challenges of live kidney donors and recipients and assisting their decision-making in the LKDT process. We found that potential donors and recipients preferred to use online tools in four main areas: information, communication, management and decision-making. Existing transplant-related websites in Australia provided text and video links, search, downloads, email and some social networking features but lacked guidance with the LKDT process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

Other

Other24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period12/06/1615/06/16

Keywords

  • Decision-making
  • Donors
  • Information technology
  • Live donor kidney transplantation
  • Recipients

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    Chan, N., Richards, D., & Busch, P. (2016). Identifying a set of technological features to aid decision-making for prospective live kidney donors and recipients. In 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016 (pp. 1-15). Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems.