In the US and other countries, an estimated 75% HIV positive adults are linked to care but only 48-56% are retained in care and 25-35% have undetectable viral loads, the goal of anti-retroviral treatment. To achieve the treatment and prevention goals of the HIV Strategy, it is recommended that at least 80% of adults linked to care are retained with at least 55% sustaining viral suppression.
With increased mobile phone penetration in high HIV burden countries, my idea is based on piloting an initiative is such a country based on a cloud-based virtual health “kiosk” for each HIV infected individual. This “kiosk” enables the HIV infected person (or other individual with long-term health conditions) and their case manager (volunteer, relative etc) to interact with the preferred team of healthcare providers, access information and messaging resources essential to stimulate their regular participation and virtually manage their financing for healthcare.
The healthcare system uses the “kiosk” to regularly update patient records and reach the client and their care-giver and/or case manager with interactive information, education and messages to optimize their health outcomes.
The client is prompted through messages or can pro-actively obtain information or resources required. With capacity for managing financial transactions, all costed services are automatically deducted from accumulated premiums or donations made through the available health financing options to the client