Improved Service Delivery
- HIV, TB and Malaria. I-TECH supported the extension of quality HIV care to 34 sites of the 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.
- Clinical Mentoring. I-TECH introduced its clinical mentoring program 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 oversee the quality improvement committees of these institutions.
- Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). In partnership with CDC, I-TECH helps the 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 care improvement. I-TECH mentors are coaches for the implementation of quality improvement projects in 20 sites.
- Layering Research with Practice. Through the award of a National Institutes of Health R-34 grant, I-TECH researchers are conducting formative research on the potential role of EMR alerts and healthcare providers in ART adherence counseling in Haitian HIV primary care clinics and will conduct a preliminary clinical trial of the enhanced EMR.