Telehealth Success Story 97 of Harris County TB Patients Took Their Meds During Hurricane Harvey
Siwicki, B. (2018). Telehealth Success Story: 97% of Harris County TB Patients Took Their Meds During Hurricane Harvey. Healthcare IT News.
During Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in 2017, Harris County, Texas public health staff reached out to tuberculosis (TB) patients via mobile phone, landline or text messages to patients via its telemedicine application (app) to support medication compliance. Patients were given a month’s worth of medication prior to the storm, and asked to upload videos of themselves taking their medication through the app.