Global Survey Reveals High Satisfaction with e-TB Manager
The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) project, funded by USAID and led by MSH, has conducted a global survey about e-TB Manager, an electronic management tool for tuberculosis (TB) control programs. More than 1700 users from around the world participated in the survey, which asked respondents about their experiences and satisfaction using the tool.
A web-based tool for managing all the information needed by national TB control programs, e-TB Manager integrates data across all aspects of TB control.
According to the survey, 77 percent of users say they can find the information needed for patient management, 81 percent say that e-TB Manager helps them improve patient management, and 80 percent find e-TB Manager reliable.
"If you can find patient information faster compared to paper-based systems, it helps you to improve patient management," said Dr. Luis Gustavo do Valle Bastos, global technical lead for e-TB Manager. "One can easily make decisions and compute frequency of suspected adverse drug reactions."
The survey findings support the US government's Global TB Strategy and contribute to the World Health Organization's Digital Health for END-TB Strategy.