Researchers from India and China empowered to provide CVD care through Smart Mobile App
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
In a first dual-country trail, researchers from India and China have together discovered cost-effective ways to improve the quality of primary care and clinical outcomes in resource-limited settings through smart mobile application which could have major benefits for the general population who suffer known cardiovascular diseases. The study result was recently published in Circulation with an invited editorial.
The simplified cardiovascular management programme, also known as the SimCard study, was a one-year cluster-randomised controlled trial carried out in 47 villages in Haryana, India and Tibet, China and with limited access to basic cardiovascular disease (CVD) management and appropriate medications. The study was carried out by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in India and The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center in collaboration with Tibet University in China.