PURPOSE: Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) is a provider-level telemedicine model successfully applied to hepatitis C care, but little is known about its application to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) care.
Roughly 33 million people worldwide are infected with HIV; disease burden is highest in resource-limited settings. One important diagnostic in HIV disease management is the absolute count of lymphocytes expressing the CD4(+) and CD8(+) receptors.
mHealth has great potential to change the landscape of health service delivery in less developed countries--expanding the reach of health information to frontline health workers in remote areas. Formative, process, and summative evaluation each play an important role in mHealth interventions.
: Although electronic reporting systems for near-misses and adverse events have been implemented nationwide, physician participation in such systems has typically been very limited. Previous efforts to improve such rates have met with some success but may be costly and time-consuming.
mHealth Evidence is expanding to include grey literature in the growing body of evidence.
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