Equitable access to AMS technology for all healthcare settings
We make technology that lowers the barrier of AMS adoption for Low-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
We believe that technology can be unnecessarily complex. Healthcare technology that works in high-income countries do not transfer well to lower-and middle-income countries (LMICs) because the infrastructure foundation and resources do not exist.
We make sustainable antimicrobial stewardship technology that links healthcare settings at the facility, regional and national levels.
Our desire is for any healthcare setting to contribute to combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) regardless of its geography, size or resources.
AMS Challenges facing LMICs
Minimal or no electronic capture of clinical and lab data
Lack of IT expertise to manage electronic data
Infectious disease expertise concentrated at few facilities
inequitable access to technology in rural settings
Uneven, non-standard and absence of national, subnational and local surveillance reporting
Lack of funding for implementation and sustainability
Antimicrobial Use Reporting
Measure antimicrobial use (AMU) for analysis by medication, location, prescriber, indication and time. Depending on the data source available, AMU can be reported by Days of Therapy (DOT) or Defined Daily Dose (DDD). Antimicrobials can be targeted by the CDC list, the WHO AWaRe list or any custom list.
Know the resistance profile of target pathogens at facilities and communities.
Standardize infectious disease practice by centralizing your empiric therapy guidelines for clinicians to access. Guidelines can be customized to your local environment.
Audit prescribing and dosing choices to improve stewardship.
Medication Data Collection
Many healthcare facilities in LMICs do not have electronic medical records to track medication orders. Adopt a simple web-based medication order entry system to start capturing prescriptions. If Internet infrastructure is limited, leverage the texting capability of a mobile phone for medication order entry.
Our Approach to LMIC
National, regional and local healthcare facility
- Pre-developed technology supporting WHO AMS Practical Toolkit for LMICs
- Lowest-common denominator technology for data integration
- Local resource collaboration to minimize cost
- Asolva, as software maker, provides upgrades
- Standardization of metrics based on CDC and WHO
- Centralized system for economies of scale
- Leverage Internet, where possible, for remote clinical access
- Locally-trained resource for first-level support to minimize cost