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HITEQ Highlights: Using Health IT to Facilitate the Development and Administration of a PrEP Program

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data

Resource Subtopic: HIV/AIDS, Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Keywords: Care Coordination , Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Health Care Facilities, Implementation Tools.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff, Clinicians

Language(s): English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The HITEQ Center is launching a new webinar series for health centers to learn how their health center peers are using health IT to improve HIV prevention and care. For the first webinar, Using Health IT to Facilitate the Development and Administration of a PrEP Program, Robert Harris from the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. described their whole system approach to develop an IT-supported PrEP program. Robert presented how they developed a viable and sustainable PrEP program maximizing the use of IT resources while minimizing the amount of staff resources needed to administer the program effectively.

Resource Details: Hear from Your Peers! The HITEQ Center is launching a new webinar series for health centers to learn how their health center peers are using health IT to improve HIV prevention and care. For the first webinar, Using Health IT to Facilitate the Development and Administration of a PrEP Program, Robert Harris from the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. described their whole system approach to develop an IT-supported PrEP program. Robert presented how they developed a viable and sustainable PrEP program maximizing the use of IT resources while minimizing the amount of staff resources needed to administer the program effectively. He described the IT components to support the program which consisted of structured field algorithms, custom reporting, and process automation through the use of a clinical rules engine as well as lessons learned for PrEP program implementation and sustainability.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.