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Improving Quality and Efficiency with Health IT for HIV/AIDS Care

You may have read, heard, or discussed the claims surrounding the quality improvement potential of health IT.  Or you may be unfamiliar with these claims, and unsure of how health IT would change the way you and your practice function.  Health IT can affect provider and patient populations in various ways, and you may need certain health IT tools to reflect the needs of your practice and the patients that you serve.  

Quality is a major component for patient-centered care.  This involves addressing the needs of your patients by first determining what they want and need from you throughout the care process.  A patient-provider relationship that allows the patient to actively participate in his or her care is  important to HIV/AIDS patients go to exit disclaimer.   Patients want a provider who places a strong emphasis on confidentiality, and who is readily accessible.  Symptom management, pain management, psychosocial support, care coordination, and clear communication are also key aspects of quality care for HIV/AIDS patients.  

The goal of this module is to help you understand how to use health IT to meet your needs and the needs of your patients.  This module also identifies the types of health IT tools that support quality improvement and explains how you can use these tools to deliver high quality care.

How Can I Use Health IT for Quality Improvement in HIV/AIDS Care?

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How Can Health IT Help to Coordinate Care and Services?

How Can Patients Make Use of Health IT?

How Do I Engage Patients?

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