The iThemba Life patient app is a personalized approach, with information managed by your healthcare provider at the clinic. Your medical history and results are private and designed to help identify if you are at risk, take steps to protect yourself, and get the right care at the right time for disease from developing cervical cancer.
The iThemba Life patient app empowers you to play an active role in preventing cervical cancer. It delivers test results and appointment reminders directly to your smartphone so that you can take an active role in managing your own wellness and care.
Get more information about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in cervical cancer, along with an assessment of your individual risk for cervical disease based on an HPV screening test or biopsy results with the iThemba Life app.
The iThemba Life patient app supports direct patient communications, and simplifies the delivery of next step and follow-up appointment reminders.
The iThemba Life implementation tool enables laboratory professionals to perfrom back-end data operations that allow them to run program implementation for the iThemba Life solution as a key element of cervical cancer screening programs. It provides provides authenticated real-time remote access to the system for data operations, data fixes and reviewing result-related behavioral data (e.g., users viewing results).
The iThemba Life implementation tool will soon incorporate an automated export and reporting system to enable healthcare providers to manage patients who are using the iThemba Life patient app, and tailor follow-up care based on individual results and a clinical risk assessment.
1. WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative https://www.who.int/initiatives/cervical-cancer-elimination-initiative Accessed August 2021.
Patients who are identified as at risk for cervical disease can be managed with the right care, at the right time, avoiding the potential for over- or under-treatment. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is detected in >99% of all cervical cancers, so testing for HPV can help identify who is at risk, before more serious disease develops. Patients who are positive for one of the high-risk types of HPV may benefit from a clinical management plan that helps tell them what to do next, and encourages them to take a more active role in their care and wellness.
iThemba Life solution delivers HPV and biopsy test results directly to a patient’s smartphone and provides clinical information, educational content and appointment reminders.
Communication with patients for next steps and follow-up care decisions is critical to the success of a cervical cancer screening program. Keeping patients engaged through technology helps support prevention strategies, increases awareness, and allows the medical staff to focus their attention on those who need it most.
Use of the iThemba Life patient app and implementation tool supports cervical cancer prevention strategies, to help bring the elimination of cervical cancer within reach.