Healthix has worked with the AIDS Institute in the New York State Department of Health for close to a decade, providing valuable data to support detection and improve the long-term care of HIV/AIDS patients.
Recently, Healthix was tasked with developing a series of algorithms to identify HIV+ patients. The goal was to find patients who had been lost to care (no primary care visits in the last 12 months). When the lost-to-care patient registers at an ER, Healthix delivers a real-time alert to the provider of record.
A secondary project focused on improving the care and engagement of patients living with HIV. Alerts are delivered to Health Home care managers, outreach workers, and other care team members when a consenting patient is out of care (no primary care visit in 26 weeks) and not virally suppressed (VL > 200 copies/mL) at last lab.
Using Healthix SMART Alerts to help reconnect patients with care, the patient’s viral load count facilitates prioritized outreach.
The alerts stratify patients into 3 categories:
Priority 1: VL above 200 copies/mL and CD4 count below 50 cells/microL at last lab
Priority 2: VL above 200 copies/mL and CD4 count between 50 and 200 cells/microL at last lab
Priority 3: VL above 200 copies/mL and CD4 count above 200 cells/microL at last labDownload PDF