This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611709
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> Decision support technology to assess the best initial treatment for HIV patients
Type proposer: Healthcare professional
When a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) patient gets its diagnostic, doctors have to select the best therapeutic option for the initial treatment. There are guidelines, usually produced by Scientific Societies that indicate the appropriate the combination of pharmaceutical products to be given to the patient. EACS is the European AIDS Clinical Society, and an example of guidelines can be found here or here.
In order to fully support doctors, the IT system should not only indicate the appropriate combination of pharmaceutical substances, but also the frequency, details about intake, interactions and possible complications. If several options are available, it should show information about price, number of pills or interactions, in order to facilitate the final decision to the clinician. It should also map between the medicine acronym used in the guidelines and its commercial name, which is not always straightforward.
The IT solution could be embedded in the Electronic Health Record of the hospital but, alternatively, could be an app for easy access and take-up. It is expected that information shall be updated at least yearly, to incorporate the rapid evolution of HIV treatments.
As an extension, the technology could also support the management of changes in the second line of treatment, that is after assessing the patient resistance to the first treatment. It could also be used as a training or learning tool.
After research, no solution addressing these specific requirements has been found. A listing of related solutions (apps) can be found below:
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