Electronic health information technology as a tool for improving quality of care and health outcomes for HIV/AIDS patients

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International Journal of Medical Informatics (Impact Factor: 2). 08/2012; 81(10):e39-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.06.006
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This paper presents research on the interplay of health information technology (HIT), quality improvement and progression of health status. The purpose of the research was to determine whether electronic exchange of health information impacts quality of care and, by extension, health outcomes of patients with HIV/AIDS. The research was supported as a demonstration project under the Information Technology Networks of Care Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS). The City of Paterson, New Jersey, Department of Health and Human Services administered the project as the grant recipient, secured and managed through the City of Paterson's Ryan White Part A Program of Bergen and Passaic Counties.

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