Today internet usage might be second nature to some and a luxury to others. Here’s an infographic – made by Intel – that takes you back to 1960 and shows you how the number of connected devices and internet users has augmented.
Medicines Adherence: Supporting Patients with their Treatment. How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
VIH-TAVIE™ – computer sessions – was created in order to enable people living with HIV to incorporate the therapeutic regimen into their daily routine, to cope with the side effects of medication, to handle situations or circumstances that might interfere with medication intake, to interact with health professionals, and to mobilize social support. The VIH-TAVIE™ intervention consists of four computer sessions each 20-30 minutes long, in which the user interacts with an animated “virtual” nurse (in French or English). The nurse guides the individual through a process of learning about the aptitudes required to optimize treatment adherence.
In 2012 VIH-TAVIE participated in Care Challenge and was selected by Connecting Nurses for a promotional support. More details on the Care Challenge website. A year later it was also selected by the WeObservatory for a partnership : thus a promotional collaboration is established and the WeObservatory is engaging in adapting the videos and interactive sessions for French-speaking communities, especially in Africa , to facilitate the monitoring of HIV patients undergoing HAART. More information on the WeO website.
The official website and the blog for the TAVIE projects: www.tavieadherence.com
Meet William Price, HIV patient and participant in the TAVIE-HIV program. Through his interactions with the TAVIE virtual nurse, William could learn the necessary skills and attitude.
To many of us this is not an issue, but it is important that we understand how important is basic access to electricity.
“In third world countries, the more people that have access to electricity, the greater demand will be for using the Internet and other related technologies. It is fruitless, they say, to discuss a digital divide where electricity does not exist”. Read the full article on electricity and internet in third world countries in pdf here.
This past May, 2014, a round table on Innovation , and especially innovation and Women’s health, took place in Geneva.