The dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistant pathogens suggests that rational use of antibiotic therapy is essential in outpatient care to curb this ongoing development. There are different obstacles to overcome, for instance language barriers. These are addressed by the information platform “Infozeptgenerator”. The platform allows doctors to create personalized, valid and comprehensible patient information in four languages (German, English, Turkish and Arabic). It explains symptoms as well as alternative treatments to the patient.
The Infozeptgenerator uses scientific research to provide a simple design solution for a complex problem: the excessive and often unnecessary use of antibiotics for common colds. The jury was impressed by the development of a straightforward instrument that addresses a pressing need for action. Through the use of comprehensive background information covering a range of clinical pictures, the Infozeptgenerator forges a deeper understanding of the illness and of alternative methods of healing for patients and relatives. Throughout, users are individually addressed thanks to a multilingual interface and options for personalisation. This supports the acceptance of medical recommendations beyond the hasty prescription of drugs. The Infozeptgenerator makes a positive contribution to society by enabling access to relevant medical background knowledge to broad sections of the population and by reducing the use of antibiotics.
The product focuses both on patient needs and a reinforcement of physicians’ expertise in the rational application of antibiotics. The application fosters integration into the procedures and technical frameworks of practitioners’ practices, offering user-friendly support to doctors and medical staff. The platform compiles individualized symptoms and treatment explanations for patients and offers evidence-based, clearly formulated information. A high degree of visualization enhances comprehension and reduces language and communication barriers common in general practices.