Video Artificial Intelligence Directly Observed Therapy (VAI DOT)
We plan to use an enhanced and updated version of DOT (Directly Observed Therapy) using Mobile devices, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to reduce the outbreaks of Antibiotic Microbial Resistance (AMR) since In only in the United States Alone, at least 2 million people acquire serious infections with multiple drug resistant (MDR) pathogens, and 23,000 of those individuals die each year as a direct result.1 Over the last 10 years, more drug resistant infections have arisen within community settings, clearly demonstrating that the issue of antimicrobial resistance is no longer confined to healthcare facilities. By 2050, the Wellcome Trust predicts that AMR will be the number one cause of death globally, with an estimated 10 million attributable deaths per year. Considering the limited number of new antimicrobial agents in the pharmaceutical pipeline, we could be faced with challenges that far exceed the current major global illness such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. We believe that thorough the use of Smartphones already in the hands of Doctors and Patients, Cities can enforce the use of a this new DOT method witch is according to the CDC "The most effective strategy to ensure adherence to treatment " https://www.cdc.gov/tb/webcourses/tb101/page3832.html , by requiring doctors to issue an e-prescription (on a blockchain) for antibiotics, witch will track antibiotics life cycle from dispatch by pharmacist (validating the prescription through public yet anonymous blockchain), and appropriate adherence of patient to treatment by using an AI Driven Application in a smartphone camera to verify the proper administration of antibiotics, and successful completion of treatment. these will help cities relapse the increase presence of Antibiotic resistant Microbs and help patients take appropriate care.
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