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Overview

The HHS-wide initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America seeks to leverage the powerful data and tools now available to reduce new HIV infections in the United States by 75 percent in five years and by 90 percent by 2030. HITEQ is identifying best practices and barriers to using health IT to support early diagnosis, application of proven prevention interventions including access to PrEP, and sustained treatment for people living with HIV to achieve and maintain viral suppression.

HIV Epidemic Resources
Interactive Infographics
Interactive Infographics

Interactive Infographics

From January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, 2,035,469 medical patients (8.54%) of the United States' 23,827,122 total medical patients served at health centers received HIV tests.

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. 

EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers
EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers

EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers

Health centers funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) must submit the Ryan White Services Report (RSR) annually and often main-tain separate databases from their EHR to do so. This document summarizes resources related to integrating RWHAP data reporting requirements into EHRs, including specific vendors, as well as those related to improving HIV service delivery using technology.

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

PrEP is a highly effective biomedical intervention that prevents HIV. Despite the established association between HIV risk and substance use, PrEP access as well as uptake and persistence among persons with substance use disorders remains low. To fully realize HIV prevention efforts across health systems, and as substance use/healthcare-seeking patterns evolve with COVID-19, person-centered PrEP service delivery needs to involve renewed and coordinated efforts involving substance use treatment providers. This webinar helped clinicians overcome PrEP implementation challenges, assess PrEP eligibility, and identify strategies for addressing side effect and adherence concerns.

HITEQ Highlights: Hear from your Peers: Using the EHR for Routine HIV Screening
HITEQ Highlights: Hear from your Peers: Using the EHR for Routine HIV Screening

HITEQ Highlights: Hear from your Peers: Using the EHR for Routine HIV Screening

Join the HITEQ Center, in collaboration with BC3 Technologies, LLC, for a webinar that will explore key concepts and best practices in utilizing an electronic health record in routine HIV Screening. This webinar will seek to motivate and educate the clinical team on how the electronic health record can be used as a tool in the workflow of a primary practice. Aspects of clinical decision support, reminders, and alerts will be covered with an emphasis on best practices, challenges, solutions, and lessons learned.

Telehealth & COVID-19: Implications for HIV Care & Treatment
Telehealth & COVID-19: Implications for HIV Care & Treatment

Telehealth & COVID-19: Implications for HIV Care & Treatment

Recent expansions to federal telehealth coverage, policy and regulations are changing the landscape of virtual HIV care delivery. This webinar showcased two telehealth programs for HIV care. The presenters discussed the impact of recent policy changes and strategies for health organizations to quickly implement virtual care in the era of COVID-19.

HITEQ Highlights: HIV Prevention and Treatment for patients with SUD in an Integrated Behavioral Health Setting
HITEQ Highlights: HIV Prevention and Treatment for patients with SUD in an Integrated Behavioral Health Setting

HITEQ Highlights: HIV Prevention and Treatment for patients with SUD in an Integrated Behavioral Health Setting

Join the HITEQ Center, in collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health, for a webinar on understanding from a beginner perspective, how to integrate HIV prevention, screening into integrated behavioral health services, including how to identify patients at risk for HIV with a focus on SUD, facilitate screening, and prompting for rescreening at appropriate intervals.

Role of Centers for AIDS Research and Federally Qualified Health Centers (CFAR-FQHC) Partnerships in the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative
Role of Centers for AIDS Research and Federally Qualified Health Centers (CFAR-FQHC) Partnerships in the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative

Role of Centers for AIDS Research and Federally Qualified Health Centers (CFAR-FQHC) Partnerships in the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative

This webinar described the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Health Center Program and its engagement in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE), as well as opportunity for collaboration between Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) programs and health centers to advance the goals of EHE. This webinar described where Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are located, how they are funded, and provided a case study of how they have responded to the EHE funding initiative.

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

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

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.

HITEQ Highlights: Getting Started with a Social Media Strategy for HIV Prevention and Care
HITEQ Highlights: Getting Started with a Social Media Strategy for HIV Prevention and Care

HITEQ Highlights: Getting Started with a Social Media Strategy for HIV Prevention and Care

Join the HITEQ Center for a webinar on how to develop a social media strategy to improve your health center’s HIV prevention and care outreach. Using the POST (People, Objectives, Strategy, Technology) method, attendees learned how to use social media more efficiently to reach your target audiences. We also reviewed social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, their uses and differences. Attendees received recommendations for social media management and graphic design tools at the end of the discussion. 

Expanding HIV Prevention Efforts and Treatment through Telehealth
Expanding HIV Prevention Efforts and Treatment through Telehealth

Expanding HIV Prevention Efforts and Treatment through Telehealth

This webinar discussed issues rural Americans face in accessing HIV care and the opportunities that telemedicine provides to extend services in a way that addresses barriers to care that are unique to this population. It also presented opportunities to leverage existing infrastructures to support the extension of services and how to assess the costs and benefits of utilizing telehealth in place of traditional service delivery models.

 

Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience
Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience

Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience

During this webinar, Jennifer Reske-Nielsen, MD, from Fenway Health, a federally qualified health center and world-renowned provider of HIV/AIDS care discussed the organization’s approaches to providing screening, comprehensive care, and treatment to people living with HIV. 

Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience
Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience

Advancing HIV Screening and Treatment: A Health Center’s Experience

During this webinar, Jennifer Reske-Nielsen, MD, from Fenway Health, a federally qualified health center and world-renowned provider of HIV/AIDS care discussed the organization’s approaches to providing screening, comprehensive care, and treatment to people living with HIV. 

Promising Practices to Advance PrEP Implementation in Primary Care Settings
Promising Practices to Advance PrEP Implementation in Primary Care Settings

Promising Practices to Advance PrEP Implementation in Primary Care Settings

Watch this HRSA webinar to learn more about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a highly effective HIV prevention tool used to prevent new infections for individuals at high risk. Speakers Christopher Hurt and Paul Seligmann shared their experiences supporting PrEP prescribing and implementation in primary care settings.

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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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