Cost-Effectiveness of Novel Artificial Intelligence Platform AiCure for Active Tuberculosis Treatment in Los Angeles County


In this video Rich Christie MD PhD discusses: 

  • The tuberculosis (TB) case rate in Los Angeles (LA) County (6.3 per 100,000) is significantly higher than the US national average (3.0 per 100,000)
  • Directly observed therapy (DOT) is standard for active TB treatment in LA County, but is resource intensive.
  • We partnered with LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) to evaluate AiCure, a novel artificial intelligence (AI) remote monitoring platform
  • AIM: Determine whether AiCure is a cost-effective alternative to DOT for treatment of active TB in LA County.