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Battling HIV in Haiti with the IPS

Three people working in an office on the implementation of an OpenHIE leveraging IPS

One of the key challenges in the Haiti HIV program is a highly transient patient population that struggles with continuity of care & treatment as they receive care across different facilities and centers, and struggling with collecting timely and accurate results to the appropriate provider for decision making. All of which can contribute to the HIV epidemic when patients are not able to maintain treatment and reach or maintain viral suppression.

The OpenCR pilot in Haiti interacts with the iSantePlus (OpenMRS) EMR with deterministic matching and is rolling out in 6 sites for the pilot. Based on the patient identified in OpenCR, the Shared Health Record (SHR) uses the HL7 FHIR IPS Implementation Guide to share patient longitudinal records with local facility-based EMRs in the HIV C&T clinics as patients move around the country

More information can be found on the OpenHIE website