This article from Johns Hopkins Medicine offers an in-depth exploration of the illustrious career and groundbreaking achievements of Dr. Maunank Shah, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director for the Baltimore City Health Department's Tuberculosis (TB) Program. Driven by a commitment to patient-centered care, Dr. Shah pioneered the use of mobile health tools to elevate the standard of care for TB patients. His innovations have transformed TB treatment and garnered recognition from the medical community. He is the co-creator of video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT or video DOT) and innovation that changed the landscape of TB care, allowing patients to record their medication intake asynchronously. In 2014, Scene Health licensed this technology to facilitate the transformation of TB care in over 700 public health departments nationwide. This technology was further validated earlier this year when the CDC announced that vDOT is equivalent to in-person DOT for TB. Now, Scene is using vDOT to improve care across various chronic and infectious diseases, including asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and opioid use disorder.
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