Tag: medication compliance

Mobile phones helping to control AIDS in Uganda

Uganda is at the forefront of fighting AIDS in Africa. According to the article, Uganda has been widely praised for its effective AIDS policy, which saw condom use promoted and disease rates slashed from over 15 percent in the early 1990’s to less then half, at around 6 percent.One of the reasons for the decrease in disease rates is through the use of targeted educational campaigns that remind people to take their medication. Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) need a compliance rate of 95% or greater to have maxium effectiveness, so programs aimed at increasing awareness and medication adherence are driving the decrease in AIDs rates.

Latest wireless technology NFC coming to healthcare: Report from MIT conference

By: Pascal Pfiffner [Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD is an post-doctoral informatics fellow at Boston Childrens Intelligent Health Lab and the lead programmer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS. He recently attended a fascinating meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum on NFC Healthcare Technologies in Cambridge and submitted this report.] Whenever a new technology emerges, […]