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What: Using this network, we developed a regional health information organization (RHIO) named the Carolina HIV Information Cooperative (CHIC), which uses the software CAREWare and a regional server to support administrative and clinical functioning through the sharing of electronic health information among partner agencies. We work with CHIC to develop policies, protocols and interventions to plan and implement this shared network with the ultimate goal of improving patient health outcomes and satisfaction.
Why: HIV service delivery in the South is organized around the provision of HIV medical care in centrally located clinics, most often academic medical centers or local Ryan White funded Part C Early Intervention Clinics, while ancillary care services (mental health, case management and emergency assistance) are provided within local communities. This fractured service provision makes coordination and communication difficult, and places greater importance on systems which directly support patients’ ability to enter and continue with medical care. Our intervention is anchored by Winston-Salem (Forsyth County) and includes the 13 surrounding rural counties served by network partners
- Grant Number: H97HA08479
- Dates: September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2011
- Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS)