Haiti

In partnership with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) in Haiti, I-TECH implements programs to improve HIV services via a trained health workforce, robust health information systems (HIS), and leadership and governance.

I-TECH provides technical assistance to ensure that both national-level entities and health care sites are able to effectively use integrated systems iSanté, the electronic medical record system, and OpenELIS, the laboratory information system. These allow for better decision making by providers, differentiated care for patients, and improved clinical performance through continuous quality improvement.

At the national level, the MSPP and the donor, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), are able to conduct national-level public health analysis using data from the systems. These analyses are used to modify policies and target assistance for better care and treatment of patients.

Currently, I-TECH focuses on four of the six World Health Organization health systems building blocks: health service delivery, health workforce, health information systems, and leadership and governance. Previously, I-TECH also supported the other two building blocks of access to essential medicines and health systems financing through the Centers of Excellence project that ended in September 2016.

Program Highlights

Clinical Mentoring in Haiti
I-TECH introduced its clinical mentoring program in Haiti in 2006. A team of physicians, nurses and psychologists provide technical assistance to 20 sites in the MSPP care and services network to help strengthen HIV- and AIDS-related services. During site visits, I-TECH mentors conduct clinical rounds, conferences and chart reviews, and ...
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Continuous Quality Improvement in Haiti
In partnership with CDC, I-TECH helps the Haitian MSPP to implement the national care improvement program, HealthQual, by training providers on quality improvement concepts and using data from the EMR, iSanté, for clinical decision making and improved care. I-TECH mentors are coaches for the implementation of quality improvement projects in ...
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Health Information Systems in Haiti
At the request of the MSPP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Haiti (CDC GAP), I-TECH began developing iSanté electronic medical records system in 2005. Use of iSanté data not only has the capacity to improve clinical decision making and quality of care at ...
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HIV, TB and Malaria in Haiti
I-TECH supported the extension of quality HIV care to 34 sites of the Haitian MSPP care and services network. In 2016, I-TECH worked with the National Malaria Control Program to develop training videos to improve the implementation of the diagnosis and treatment protocol ...
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