HIV/AIDS Clinical Care Quality Assurance Project

Dates: 2017

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): MA Departnment of Public Health

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases

Over the past 16 years, JSI has worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (MDPH) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) to evaluate the quality of HIV care provided in publicly funded HIV clinics in Massachusetts.

For this project period, JSI is conducting medical record abstractions at 14 sites and reviewing medical records for approximately 720 randomly selected patients. The JSI team will conduct medical record reviews and collect data specific to established core clinical performance indicators.

JSI team members are responsible for data management, data analysis and generation of site specific performance measure reports. The performance measure data assist MDPH OHA in assessing the quality of and retention of clients in care, and allow MDPH to implement necessary quality improvement activities to ensure people living with HIV receive the highest quality of care.