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Name: SureAdhere Mobile Technology, Inc.
Street 1: 4445 Eastgate Mall
Street 2: Ste. 200
City: San Diego
Post Code: 98229
Country: United States of America
Phone: 1-858-812-2878
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Kelly
Last Name: Collins
Title: CEO
Phone: 1-775-343-5302

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Skow
Title: Director of Customer Relations
Phone: 1-253-737-9826

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Company
Organization Description:
SureAdhere's mission is to provide health officials, health care providers and researchers globally with a proven, cost effective, and simple yet powerful mobile method of monitoring medication adherence when compliance is crucial. To this end, SureAdhere has developed a secure mobile platform to provide video observed therapy (VOT) capabilities to TB control programs around the globe. VOT provides all the advantages of in-person directly observed therapy, while eliminating many of its barriers. The patient simply uses the SureAdhere app on a smartphone to record a short video of each medication dose ingested. The video is then uploaded to a secure server, and a healthcare provider confirms medication ingestion using SureAdhere’s provider web platform. Our company is working to make VOT available to TB care providers worldwide to stem the epidemic of drug resistant TB, prevent TB transmission and save lives.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: The UNION
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
SureAdhere is a fully automated system for health care providers to remotely observe and document every dose of medication taken by their patients; when adherence slips, providers know when to step in and support the patients in their care. Data captured by our platform can also be a powerful tool when counseling patients about their adherence. On average, the SureAdhere platform reduces DOT costs by over 70%. The benefits are equally compelling for patients, who can take their medications when and where it best suits them, meaning greater patient comfort, greater privacy, improved adherence, and fewer unobserved doses throughout treatment.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Viet Nam


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
SureAdhere currently provides VOT services to local, regional and national health departments around the United States, and continues to expand both domestically and internationally. We are also serving a number of TB care providers and academic researchers in Vietnam, Uganda, Mexico and the United Kingdom. VOT is poised to become an accepted worldwide standard of care for medication adherence for a number of conditions. Domestic and international health agencies (e.g., the CDC, WHO, Global Fund, etc.) are enthusiastic about the potential for VOT to be a game changing technology for TB treatment monitoring worldwide.

SureAdhere’s roots date back to 2009, when co-founder Dr. Richard Garfein and his team at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) developed a novel smartphone application and demonstrated proof-of-concept for using asynchronous video observed therapy (VOT) as an alternative to resource-intensive in-person DOT for monitoring medication adherence among patient treated for tuberculosis (TB) through health departments in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. VOT has subsequently been evaluated across the U.S., Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. SureAdhere has also committed to providing our platform at a vastly reduced cost to programs looking to pilot test VOT in their patient populations around the world. In addition to our current international partners, SureAdhere has a number of possible TB Reach partners looking to pilot our platform in 2018 in India, the Philippines, South Africa, Bhutan, Myanmar, Swaziland, and Guatemala.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 18, 2018
Last updated: October 14, 2018