INTERVENTION FOR INCREASING COMPLIANCE IN TUBERCULOSIS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$462,325.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16322
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision Systems
1473 Miramonte, Bldg #2, Los Altos, CA, 94022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Tanke, Elizabeth D
Principal Investigator
(415) 949-2544
Business Contact:
1 R43 AI31750-01
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Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP A SPECIALIZED SYSTEM CALLED TELEMINDER-TBC(TUBERCULOSIS CARE) FOR USE WITH OUTPATIENT POPULATIONS MOST AT RISK FOR TUBERCULOSIS, I. E., RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES, RECENT IMMIGRANTS, THE ELDERLY, AND HIV INFECTED INDIVIDUALS. TELEMINDER-TBC IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE IN TUBERCULOSIS CARE BY ALLOWING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO SEND VOICE MAIL MESSAGES TO PATIENTS. THESE MESSAGES ARE DEVELOPED ON THE BASIS OF A MULTI-FACTOR MODEL OF COMPLIANCE. WITH ITS COMPLETION AND VALIDATION IN PHASE II, TELEMINDER-TBC SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM AND SET OF PROCEDURES TO MORE COST-EFFECTIVELY: 1) IDENTIFY AND CONTACT INDIVIDUALS AT HIGH RISK FOR TUBERCULOSIS; 2) INCREASE COMPLIANCE WITH SCREENING, PROPHYLACTIC, AND TREATMENT ASPECTS OF TUBERCULOSIS, INCLUDING APPOINTMENT-KEEPING AND MEDICATION USE; AND 3) PROVIDE PATIENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS. THE TELEMINDER-TBC SYSTEM IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THOSE APPROXIMATELY 1700 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS ENGAGED IN MULTIPLE FACETS OF TUBERCULOSIS CARE.

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