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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
D-04 - Results From the SPNS Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative

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Through the SPNS Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative, six demonstrations projects developed innovative electronic health information exchanges (HIE) to improve quality and coordination of HIV care for patients seen in regional areas around the country. We present findings from across projects with in-depth cases presented by three. Each employed unique techniques to encourage use of the local HIE, including (1) integrating the electronic system in formal quality improvement activities, (2) using HIE development as an opportunity to foster information technology capacity in small support agencies, and (3) integrating data-sharing systems into routine provider activities. We will explore how each approach ensured active use of the local HIE and examine the HIV clinical care indicators that improved as a result of the enhanced systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how an electronic network system can be integrated into formal quality improvement activities.
  • Apply strategies for building information technology capacity across diverse provider networks.
  • The cross-site outcomes of the SPNS Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative will be discussed.


Janet Myers

Janet Myers is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS). Dr. Myers serves as Principal Investigator of the US AIDS Education and Training Centers’ National Evaluation Center and has worked on several Special Projects of National Significa... Read More →


Marcia Alcouloumre

Marcia S Alcouloumre MD practices infectious disease medicine and internal medicine in Long Beach, California.

Lynne Messer, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor, Center for Health Policy, Duke University
Lynne C. Messer is a social and reproductive / perinatal epidemiologist whose work focuses on the social and structural determinants of maternal and child health disparities. She is an Assistant Research Professor in the Center for Health Policy of the Duke Global Health Institute... Read More →

Jesse Thomas

Project Manager, RDE Systems
Jesse Thomas has over fourteen years experience of serving public health and over eight years experience in the field of HIV/AIDS. He currently serves as the technical director for four HRSA Special Projects of National Significance to use cost-effective health information technology... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST

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