CHRP for Integrating HIV and Geriatric for People Living with HIV 50 and Over
Location(s): United States
This California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of the University of California study will assess Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) models of care over the next three years. PCMH does not refer to a house or facility, rather it is a community-based system of care, treatment, prevention and support services that provides coordinated, high quality, client-centered services.
The grantees will test a number of strategies through their PCMH models. Examples include:
- Improving health outcomes by establishing electronic information exchange within multidisciplinary care teams and among providers of specialty and support services.
- Using innovative encounters (telephone, texting, and e-visits) to improve communication between patients and providers.
- Testing new models of integrated HIV and aging care services to address the complex needs of persons 50 years and older living with HIV.
- Creating a web-based portal to give home health nurses mobile access to electronic health records while working with homebound patients in the field.
- Piloting a new messaging portal for local HIV testing sites to alert the HIV clinic when a new HIV-positive client has been identified and referred to the agency.
- Piloting a computerized pharmacy electronic interface that allows the clinic to ascertain when a prescription has not been filled.
The grantees will evaluate the impact of their models and strategies through a collaborative research effort, coordinated by the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF.