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Thursday, November 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
F-05 - Linking CAREWare to the world of HIV/AIDS surveillance (CE)

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All states track HIV/AIDS surveillance data through their CDC eHARS system. Historically, state laws have restricted the release and use of these data for specific parties and purposes only. CDC data security and confidentiality guidelines seek to “facilitate sharing of surveillance data for public health action.” Increasingly, states are looking to expand the use of surveillance data to assess retention in care and assist case managers in coordinating and monitoring the care of clients living with HIV. This session will highlight the experience of two states, Iowa and Minnesota, how they have worked to modify their jurisdictions’ restrictions regarding the release and use of surveillance data, and linked these data to their CAREWare systems, especially updated lab results, and by doing have strengthened the ability of case managers to effectively coordinate and monitor the quality of their care .

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how two states are addressing legal and security issues to use CDC surveillance data outside of traditional purposes.
  • Gain understanding of the utility of using data collected in surveillance for use in monitoring and improving care and treatment of clients in Ryan White-funded facilities.
  • Understand technical and data issues that need to be addressed to link eHARS and CAREWare systems.


Randy Mayer

Chief, Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis, Iowa Dept of Public Health

Julie Hanson Perez

Planning & Evaluation Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health

Patricia Sweeney

Epidemiologist, CDC/HIV Prevention

Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am EST
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