Automatic Messaging for Screening and Follow-up Care
Our Information System
There are different strategies to make screening more effective, such as awareness campaigns and training for health care providers. At present, technological resources and telecommunication emerge with much power and influence.
MATYS is an information system designed to send health-related messages to the population. Its principal characteristics are:
What is MATYS’ Specific Task in the ATICA Study?
It sends messages to women who have performed self-collection (SC) of the HPV test to inform them that their test results are available at the health care center.
MATYS acts as a reminder and incentive for HPV positive women to continue with the next step of follow-up care: Pap Triage
To identify the women who have performed self-collection of the HPV test, MATYS communicates via an interface with SITAM (Spanish acronym for Screening Information System). It then sends a notification to the woman’s cellphone, which varies depending on the test result. In the ATICA Study, MATYS sends up to four reminders a month, as well as specific messages for the community health workers if the woman does not undergo Pap testing in a timely manner.
DUE TO ITS CHARACTERISTICS, THE MATYS SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED AS A SUPPORT TOOL FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS THAT USE THE DEMOGRAPHIC STRATEGY OF SCREENING WITH DIFFERENT TESTS AND IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS.