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Verizon, University Demo Tech-Enabled TB Therapy; Anthony Llompart Comments

verizon logo_GovconexecThe Verizon Foundation and University of California San Diego recently demonstrated a treatment program which utilizes cloud-based mobile technology intended to help clinicians track medication adherence among tuberculosis patients.

Video Directly Observed Therapy seeks to address the stigma associated with the disease and fight patient noncompliance that resulted in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Verizon said Thursday.

With VDOT, patients can record their drug regimen intake with a video-enabled device, store the videos using a Verizon cloud application and send the content to their healthcare providers, according to the company.

“Our collaboration with UC San Diego demonstrates the power of public and private partnerships to scale innovation to improve health outcomes for those who need it most,” said Anthony Llompart, director of healthcare for the Verizon Foundation.

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