Disease management

Disease management is defined as "a system of coordinated health care interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease_management_%28health%29) Includes intervention tasks relating to support, maintenance, and follow up of care e.g: Support for women living with HIV/AIDS

ICTs and the Challenge of Health System Transition in Low and Middle Income -income Countries

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Bloom | 
G. | 
Berdou | 
E. | 
Standing | 
H. | 
Guo | 
Z. | 
Labrique | 
A.
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Nov 06, 2017
The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor.

Integrating mHealth at point of care in low- and middle-income settings: the system perspective.

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Aug 25, 2017

While the field represents a wide spectrum of products and services, many aspects of mHealth have great promise within resource-poor settings: there is an extensive range of cheap, widely available tools which can be used at the point of care delivery.

Viral mHealth​.

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Aug 25, 2017

Thousands of mHealth applications are developed every year, but few of these spread or 'go viral'. Even clinical applications that provide health benefits and social value often linger after an initial pilot phase.

Acceptability of a mobile health intervention to enhance HIV care coordination for patients with substance use disorders.

Publication Date: 
Apr 26, 2017

BACKGROUND: Persons living with HIV and substance use disorders face barriers to sustained engagement in medical care, leading to suboptimal antiretroviral treatment outcomes.

Mobile health treatment support intervention for HIV and tuberculosis in Mozambique: Perspectives of patients and healthcare workers.

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Apr 18, 2017

BACKGROUND: Studies have been conducted in developing countries using SMS to communicate with patients to reduce the number of missed appointments and improve retention in treatment, however; very few have been scaled up.

Technology-Mediated Interventions and Quality of Life for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. A Systematic Review.

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Apr 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: As HIV/AIDS is considered a chronic disease; quality of life (QoL) has become an important focus for researchers and healthcare providers.

Get+Connected: Development and Pilot Testing of an Intervention to Improve Computer and Internet Attitudes and Internet Use Among Women Living With HIV.

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Apr 01, 2017

BACKGROUND: For persons living with chronic medical conditions, the Internet can be a powerful tool for health promotion, and allow for immediate access to medical information and social support.

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