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Overview
This section provides guidance to understand the key contract terms involved in negotiating the vendor contract. It is critical to negotiate a vendor contract that takes into account the unique circumstances of your center and incorporates flexibility to meet your reporting needs. Guidance is offered related to indemnification, warranties and disclaimers, liability, dispute resolution, termination and migration, and access to and use of the EHR data.  
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Nationwide HIV-related Care Interactive Infographics
Nationwide HIV-related Care Interactive Infographics

Nationwide HIV-related Care Interactive Infographics

In the 2020 UDS, United States health centers reported 4,984,733 of their 15,485,847 eligible medical patients (32.2%) were tested for HIV at least once after their 15th birthday and before their 66th birthday..

Using Your EHR to Identify Patients Who May Benefit from PrEP at Your Health Center
Using Your EHR to Identify Patients Who May Benefit from PrEP at Your Health Center

Using Your EHR to Identify Patients Who May Benefit from PrEP at Your Health Center

Identifying candidates for PrEP can be challenging but not impossible. The first step to finding the right candidates involves understanding the criteria for PrEP. Not everyone is a great candidate for PrEP or can adhere to the frequent testing and monitoring required of PrEP patients. Some patients are comfortable using condoms and other HIV prevention methods, and providers should respect and affirm their decision.

Implementing Opt-Out HIV Screening in Your Health Center
Implementing Opt-Out HIV Screening in Your Health Center

Implementing Opt-Out HIV Screening in Your Health Center

HIV testing is one of the many ways we can End the HIV Epidemic. HITEQ's latest blogs offers strategies for leveraging your EHR to make HIV screening a breeze at your health center. 

State-level HIV-related Infographics
State-level HIV-related Infographics

State-level HIV-related Infographics

These interactive infographics include HIV Indicators as well as information about underserved populations and patients who may be at increased risk of acquiring HIV, at the state level. Select your state in the upper right to get started. 

Preparing for CY2020 UDS HIV Reporting
Preparing for CY2020 UDS HIV Reporting

Preparing for CY2020 UDS HIV Reporting

Community health centers have an important role in ending the HIV epidemic. In alignment with that important role, several UDS measures related to HIV screening, treatment, and prevention have been added for CY2020 UDS reporting.
 

FY2020 Primary Care HIV Prevention Reporting
FY2020 Primary Care HIV Prevention Reporting

FY2020 Primary Care HIV Prevention Reporting

To support Primary Care HIV Prevention funded health centers, HITEQ has prepared a crosswalk that maps PCHP tri-annual reporting metrics to UDS measures and/ or fields. This assists health centers in leveraging UDS reporting functionality in their EHRs to inform completion of the tri-annual progress report to HRSA.

TelePrEP for Health Centers
TelePrEP for Health Centers

TelePrEP for Health Centers

This brief presents an overview of how health centers can utilize telehealth for PrEP access, or TelePrEP, for comprehensive care, and includes innovations and resources that health centers can utilize to extend these services to their patient populations.

TelePrEP
TelePrEP

TelePrEP

According to the Rural health Information Hub, the risk of contracting HIV can be greatly reduced through Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), but the medication must be taken every day and patients need follow-up appointments every 3 months. Some patients often don't have access to it due to stigma, distance from the nearest specialist, and a shortage of primary care providers willing to prescribe and monitor PrEP.

Billing and Coding for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage to Care
Billing and Coding for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage to Care

Billing and Coding for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage to Care

As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) cooperative agreement, NASTAD released a Billing Coding Guide for HIV Prevention: PrEP, Screening, and Linkage Services. The guide, developed in collaboration with a coding consultant and the HIV Medicine Association, was updated in 2018. It assists health departments and other providers (such as health centers!) to navigate billing and reimbursement for HIV prevention services. 

Improving UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance: Increasing HIV Prevention in Primary Care
Improving UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance:  Increasing HIV Prevention in Primary Care

Improving UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance: Increasing HIV Prevention in Primary Care

Primary care plays a key role in ending the HIV epidemic. The Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative launched across HHS in 2019, setting forth four key strategies also called the “four pillars” of ending the HIV epidemic. Primary care in federally qualified health centers figures centrally into these efforts, evidenced by the addition of several HIV screening and prevention measures and metrics in the Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting. This webinar reviewed the outcomes of the first year of HIV Screening and Prevention reporting on the UDS, highlight opportunities for quality improvement, and discussed funding opportunities.

Youth and PrEP: Considerations for Prescribing PrEP in People 15–24 Years of Age
Youth and PrEP: Considerations for Prescribing PrEP in People 15–24 Years of Age

Youth and PrEP: Considerations for Prescribing PrEP in People 15–24 Years of Age

Overview: PrEP is an effective HIV prevention strategy for youth 15–24 years of age—a population that makes up one in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. Challenges related to medical, privacy, social, and economic factors can complicate providing PrEP care. This webinar will provide clinical, non-clinical, and personal considerations around improving access to PrEP in youth.  Presenters will focus on practical strategies for engaging younger adults, such as culturally competent clinical resources, covering PrEP costs, and ensuring confidentiality.

Target Audience: Primary and family providers with young patients, nurses, social workers, ASO/CBOs that serve youth, case managers, health educators, CHWs, as well as youth and parents of youth.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize barriers to PrEP access among adolescents and young adults
  • Identify at least two strategies for increasing access to PrEP for young adults
  • Develop at least two strategies to maximize PrEP adherence
PrEP Checklist for Providers
PrEP Checklist for Providers

PrEP Checklist for Providers

As health centers integrate PrEP for HIV prevention into their primary care services, it is important to align with the latest guidance and research. The PrEP checklist from UNC School of Medicine's North Carolina HIV Training & Education Center offers step-by-step detailed guidance for providing PrEP. This checklist can be used to inform workflow, EHR, and other health IT updates including order sets and clinical decision support. It can also be used as a reference for providers who are newer to providing PrEP who are prompted or alerted to a patient's potential need for HIV prevention services.

Strategies for Capturing Outside HIV Test Results for Your Health Center
Strategies for Capturing Outside HIV Test Results for Your Health Center

Strategies for Capturing Outside HIV Test Results for Your Health Center

We can only End the HIV Epidemic if we work together, and that includes data sharing. Sharing important information, such as HIV test results, can help ensure optimal care for people at risk for or living with HIV coming to or from different health centers. Check out these strategies and tools to learn some tried and true strategies for data-sharing between health centers. 

La prueba del VIH - 5 cosas que debes saber
La prueba del VIH - 5 cosas que debes saber

La prueba del VIH - 5 cosas que debes saber

PCDC and the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center AETC discussed HIV testing as part of the fight against HIV. The webinar was facilitated completely in Spanish.

Únase a los equipos de Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC/HIP) y el AIDS Education Training Center (AETC) del Caribe a participar en un webinar en ESPAÑOL sobre la importancia fundamental de las pruebas del VIH.

Telehealth & HIV after COVID-19

Telehealth & HIV after COVID-19

Telehealth is here to stay. What's happening now? What’s next? This webinar focuses on what HIV care agencies need to consider as they transition from their pandemic-focused HIV work to looking ahead to integrating telehealth within their regular operations to get ‘the right mix’ of in-person and telehealth appointments to maximize outcomes and maintain sustainable billing.

In this 90-minute session, view an expert panel discussion on matters like selecting telehealth approaches, staffing and training, best practices in working with patients, and more.

This training event is in a series for Ending the HIV Epidemic jurisdictions, convened by TAP-in, the HRSA-funded Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network providing support for EHE jurisdictions. 

Implementing Telehealth During COVID-19
Implementing Telehealth During COVID-19

Implementing Telehealth During COVID-19

Listen to national experts and peers from TeleHealthHIV’s virtual summit around implementing effective telehealth programs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

This two-hour virtual summit provides information on the state of telehealth today by bringing together experts to highlight what is happening in the field and to share lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit contains concurrent sessions with guest speakers to discuss key components of telehealth implementation: technology infrastructure for telehealth, financial logistics, client engagement in telePrEP, and strategies for provider readiness.

SUMMIT AGENDA

2:00 PM - State of Telehealth and Implications for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Breakout Sessions
1. Technology for Telehealth
2. Promoting Client Engagement in TelePrEP
3. Increasing Provider Readiness for Telehealth Provision

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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