What is the DAT Implementation Toolkit?
This implementation guide and toolkit is software agnostic and is developed to be an enabler for countries who want to make this inevitable switch to the use of digital adherence technology as part of the health system to support differentiation of patient care.
This is a holistic toolkit (not a checklist), and can be used to guide an end-to-end implementation from inception through the planning and preparation phases to the scale up and eventual use of data to support and adjust differentiation of patient care. This DAT toolkit presents a step-wise approach to help implementers think systematically through the preparatory steps needed for successful selection and implementation of any digital adherence technology.
The five phases of a digital health assessment( https://kncvtbc.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADHERENCE/pages/236650559 ) will help identify opportunities and gaps along the critical steps of the patient pathway: care-seeking, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. This allows mapping of needs along the entire pathway to match with existing and potential digital health solutions and informing how to select, adapt and implement appropriate digital health solution(s).
Each section of this toolkit provides information on how to achieve specific goals and objectives, based on available literature and case studies from countries who have implemented DAT interventions.
The DAT toolkit includes generic, easy to adapt tools such as questionnaires, checklists and terms of references that can be used to form the basis for implementing adherence technologies in any setting.