Performance Improvement 2008. What Impact Do Interventions Using Information Technology Have on Delivery and Quality of Primary Care for Underserved People Living with HIV?


Researchers at six grantee sites (in California, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina), evaluated the impact of information technology (IT) interventions to improve delivery and quality of care for underserved people living with HIV. Each site had a different IT intervention and associated evaluation methodology to address one or more of the initiative´s three areas of emphasis: 1) optimizing the delivery of health care; 2) optimizing outcomes and quality of health care; and 3) assessing the cost-effectiveness of the interventions. Examples of evaluation methodologies included randomized clinical trial and assessment of process and outcome measures.

Key findings included: 1) goals for health information technology use should be transparent and concrete; 2) a sufficient planning and transition period for health IT implementation should be developed that involves all stakeholders in both planning and implementation stages; and 3) capacity building to improve organizational adoption of health information technology should focus on overall administrative and professional infrastructure.

Report Title: Multiple Site Reports. Final Reports and Additional Dissemination Products from the 6 Project Sites May be Obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: HRSA, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Federal Contact: Cajina, Adan, 301-443-3180
Performers: See reports; each site carried out a separate evaluation.
PIC ID: 8388

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