187443 Online Coordination and Collaboration for the Management of HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 3:42 PM

Mike S. Bailey, MA / Co-Chair , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD
Can an online Community Based Intervention System (CBIS) provide a mechanism for collective action among health service providers involved with HIV prevention and treatment? The members of the network itself will provide the information that will lead to an optimization of resources and improvement in service delivery. Previous attempts at HMIS throughout the world tended to be hierarchical in nature leading to inherent problems in providing useful information for decision-making and ensuring reciprocal flows of information. The CBIS, on the other hand, is designed as a reciprocal network where its members are looked upon as equals concerned with tangible local health issues. This raises the stakes for participants in the network as the reliability and trustworthiness of each member becomes paramount in order to ensure continued access to the information and services that are made available to them as members.

Learning Objectives:
The advantages and limitations of online program management.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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