To be the leading provider of compliance support services in South Africa (June 2006), Southern Africa (January 2007), Africa (January 2008) and in key targetted other areas of the world (June 2007). To provide the most comprehensive database on patient compliance worldwide. To add value and knowledge to the issue of improving patient compliance and to apply that knowledge to improve patient compliance in targetted areas.
Improving compliance decreases overall health care costs by decreasing uneccesary hospitalisation, decreasing drug resistance and decreasing adverse events. Indicators used are rates of completion and cure (TB), decrease in treatment failure rates (HIV) and decrease in hospitalisation costs(epilepsy, schizophrenia, diabetes, asthma)
A pill bottle which, when opened delivers a message to a central server. Should no message be received the central server automatically escalates a response by SMS: firstly a reminder to the patient and thereafter to different levels of care givers. Data on levels of compliance and responses to reminders is gathered and reported on.