Product overview

emocha’s Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) platform is an asynchronous platform designed to complement traditional DOT therapy by reducing the burden of in person therapy for patients and providers. Patients can upload videos of themselves taking their medication and receive messages from providers through the app. The system also allows for two way chat facilitating paitinet/provider communication and allows providers to log information for in person DOT.

How it works

emocha allows patients to use their smart phone to record when they take their TB therapies. This video directly observed therapy (VDOT) can complement standard Directly Observed Therapy (DOT).  Patients record each dose they take and upload the video.  The systems asynchronous capacity allows videos to be uploaded regardes of connectivity then be automatically sent to providers when the phone is reconnected. Messages from providers will also come through when they systems is connected. If paitients have any questions about their treament, they can reach providers via the two way chat function included in the app.

Fit for purpose

Patient burden50%
50%
Provider burden20%
20%
Tech requirements60%
60%
Barriers to entry10%
10%
Accuracy80%
80%
Evidence80%
80%

Specifications

DS and DR-TB patients100%
100%
Electricity requirements100%
100%
Dosing histories80%
80%
Reminders10%
10%
Reporting80%
80%
Portability80%
80%
Data integration80%
80%

Advantages

  • Low provider/system burden
  • Highly portable and usable in high stigma areas
  • Intuitive for people accustomed to utilizing a smart phone

Disadvantages

  • Smart phone required
  • Technical acumen required
  • HIPAA Compliant

Access

For more information on emocha video DOT, please visit the emocha Health webpage.

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