Realtime Compliance Management Using a Wireless Realtime Pillbottle: A Report on the Pilot Study of SIMPILL

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Presented at Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg
eHealth Home Care Applications: A pilot project with 100 patients, 50 HIV and 50 other diagnoses is currently underway using SIMpill. This paper presents an evaluation of a pilot project testing the SIMpill in two communities in Cape Town, South Africa. The effectiveness of the system in achieving improved compliance, decreased load on human resources, overall cost savings to the health care system, data collection, and acceptability and reliability of using the GSM network are reported. The advantages of becoming aware of non-compliance as it happen thus enabling real-time interventions to prevent non-compliance rather than simply documenting it after the fact are also presented.
This presentation was given by Dr. David Green at the Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg on April 6th, 2005.
South Africa, Telehomecare, Consumer, Technology