New report published in BMJ Innovations – ‘Padayon’: a new digital health model for diabetes and hypertension in rural Philippines
The innovative use of community health teams equipped with ‘offline-first’ mobile health apps enabled the Padayon subscription service to deliver target outputs in terms of patients enrolled, BP and RBS tests provided, and prescribed medicines delivered.
- The impact of Padayon on patient outcomes also supports the potential of this new digital health model, particularly the improvements in systolic and diastolic BP control for members compared with the baseline.
Impact on healthcare
Equipping networks of community health workers and members with ‘offline-first’ platforms and mobile health apps can overcome traditional access barriers for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low-income and middle-income countries.
Integrating coaching, screening and medicines into a simple subscription service delivered by ‘digitised’ community members has the potential to significantly improve health outcomes in low-connectivity, low-resource settings.
There is patient willingness to pay for digital subscription services for diabetes and hypertension even in populations on an average daily income of $3–7 per day.
Quality health data can be collected through community teams with ‘offline-first’ platforms, enabling remote patient monitoring and analysis for population-level precision healthcare.
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