Product overview

SureAdhere is a simple, asynchronous system that allows patients to utilize a mobile application to record and send videos of each medication dose ingested. This video directly observed therapy (VDOT) system creates a date and time stamped video of each adherence event that the healthcare providers can view on the Hub and respond to accordingly.

How it works

SureAdhere allows patients to use their smart phone to monitor the intake of their TB therapies via video observed therapy (VDOT) in place of 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 as soon as the phone is reconnected to wifi.  The videos then get sent with a date and time stamp to providers for review and follow up.

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
  • Some technical acumen required to operate

Access

The ASCENT project will implement and evaluate three different types of digital adherence technologies that will be available in participating health care facilities at no additional cost to the patient. How to use the specific technology will be explained by the health care worker as part of the standard patient treatment initiation process.

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