Data Services for HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management

Client: Cambridge Health Alliance
Topic Area: Healthcare delivery systems
Service: Training and Technical Assistance

ICH provides technical support to Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) for the submission of high-quality data on diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients to meet state reporting requirements. On a quarterly basis, ICH cleans, codes, and oversees submission of patient-level data to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. ICH has systematized the reporting process and uses Microsoft Access and SAS for data management. A key component of the project is communicating with the CHA clinical team about data quality checks, data discrepancies, and ways to improve the capture of patient information. As a result of the partnership with ICH, CHA has successfully met quarterly state reporting requirements with a high level of data accuracy.