Grants Aim To Improve HIV/AIDS Care Through Health IT Initiatives

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HHS has awarded a $2.8 million grant to help the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., implement an electronic health record system to improve care coordination for HIV-positive minority women, Healthcare IT News reports.

Project organizers plan to implement the program in various urban centers nationwide.

S. Vincent Grasso, technical leader for the project, said HIV/AIDS clinics that treat underserved populations often lack advanced health IT capabilities (Monegain [1], Healthcare IT News, 8/27).

Rural Pennsylvania

In related news, the Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance is set to receive a $45,188 grant to develop a new computer network.

The funds, awarded by HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration, will help the organization purchase and install new hardware and software for the system.

The organization hopes the new network will help health care providers stationed in rural areas connect in real time to its central Lab Tracker database (Monegain [2], Healthcare IT News, 8/27).


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