Development and Usability Evaluation of an Opioid Management App

Sagar Deshpande, Melissa Gunderson, Geetanjali Rajamani, Suhyun Park, Molly Diethelm, Jenna Marquard, Genevieve Melton, Rubina Rizvi

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We describe the development and usability evaluation of a novel patient engagement tool (OPY) in its early stage from perspectives of both experts and end-users. The tool is aimed at engaging patients in positive behaviors surrounding the use, weaning, and disposal of opioid medications in the post-surgical setting. The messaging and design of the application were created through a behavioral economics lens. Expert-based heuristic analysis and user testing were conducted and demonstrated that while patients found the tool to be easy to use and subjectively somewhat useful, additional work to enhance the user interface and features is needed in close partnership with developers and stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-980
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
StatePublished - Jan 25 2024

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© 2024 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press.


  • medication disposal
  • Opioid abuse
  • opioid addiction
  • patient-centered design
  • post-surgical patients
  • technology
  • weaning

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  • Journal Article


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