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Development of a unified web-based national HIV/AIDS information system in China.

Mao Y, Wu Z, Poundstone K, Wang C, Qin Q, Ma Y, Ma W - Int J Epidemiol (2010)

Bottom Line: The system provides real-time data to monitor HIV testing, prevention and treatment programs across the country.China's new unified, web-based HIV/AIDS information system has improved the efficiency of data collection, reporting, analysis and use, as well as data quality and security.It is a powerful tool to support policy making, program evaluation and implementation of the national HIV/AIDS program and, thus, may serve a model for other countries.

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Affiliation: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: In the past, many data collection systems were in operation for different HIV/AIDS projects in China. We describe the creation of a unified, web-based national HIV/AIDS information system designed to streamline data collection and facilitate data use.

Methods: Integration of separate HIV/AIDS data systems was carried out in three phases. Phase 1, from January 2006 to December 2007, involved creating a set of unified data collection forms that took into account existing program needs and the reporting requirements of various international organizations. Phase 2, from January to October 2007, involved creating a web-based platform to host the integrated HIV/AIDS data collection system. Phase 3, from November to December 2007, involved pilot testing the new, integrated system prior to nationwide application.

Results: Eight web-based data collection subsystems based on one platform began operation on 1 January 2008. These eight subsystems cover: (i) HIV/AIDS case reporting; (ii) HIV testing and counselling; (iii) antiretroviral treatment (ART) for adults; (iv) ART for children; (v) behavioural interventions for high-risk groups; (vi) methadone maintenance treatment; (vii) sentinel and behavioural surveillance; and (viii) local county background information. The system provides real-time data to monitor HIV testing, prevention and treatment programs across the country.

Conclusion: China's new unified, web-based HIV/AIDS information system has improved the efficiency of data collection, reporting, analysis and use, as well as data quality and security. It is a powerful tool to support policy making, program evaluation and implementation of the national HIV/AIDS program and, thus, may serve a model for other countries.

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Reporting structure for China’s new HIV/AIDS CRIMS. Local-level public health workers report data directly through the web-based HIV/AIDS information system. These data are immediately available to CDC staff at the county, prefecture, provincial and national levels
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Figure 1: Reporting structure for China’s new HIV/AIDS CRIMS. Local-level public health workers report data directly through the web-based HIV/AIDS information system. These data are immediately available to CDC staff at the county, prefecture, provincial and national levels

Mentions: China’s new national HIV/AIDS CRIMS began operation on 1 January 2008. This system covers all levels of the public health system, from the local level up through the central level (Figure 1).Figure 1


Development of a unified web-based national HIV/AIDS information system in China.

Mao Y, Wu Z, Poundstone K, Wang C, Qin Q, Ma Y, Ma W - Int J Epidemiol (2010)

Reporting structure for China’s new HIV/AIDS CRIMS. Local-level public health workers report data directly through the web-based HIV/AIDS information system. These data are immediately available to CDC staff at the county, prefecture, provincial and national levels
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Figure 1: Reporting structure for China’s new HIV/AIDS CRIMS. Local-level public health workers report data directly through the web-based HIV/AIDS information system. These data are immediately available to CDC staff at the county, prefecture, provincial and national levels
Mentions: China’s new national HIV/AIDS CRIMS began operation on 1 January 2008. This system covers all levels of the public health system, from the local level up through the central level (Figure 1).Figure 1

Bottom Line: The system provides real-time data to monitor HIV testing, prevention and treatment programs across the country.China's new unified, web-based HIV/AIDS information system has improved the efficiency of data collection, reporting, analysis and use, as well as data quality and security.It is a powerful tool to support policy making, program evaluation and implementation of the national HIV/AIDS program and, thus, may serve a model for other countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: In the past, many data collection systems were in operation for different HIV/AIDS projects in China. We describe the creation of a unified, web-based national HIV/AIDS information system designed to streamline data collection and facilitate data use.

Methods: Integration of separate HIV/AIDS data systems was carried out in three phases. Phase 1, from January 2006 to December 2007, involved creating a set of unified data collection forms that took into account existing program needs and the reporting requirements of various international organizations. Phase 2, from January to October 2007, involved creating a web-based platform to host the integrated HIV/AIDS data collection system. Phase 3, from November to December 2007, involved pilot testing the new, integrated system prior to nationwide application.

Results: Eight web-based data collection subsystems based on one platform began operation on 1 January 2008. These eight subsystems cover: (i) HIV/AIDS case reporting; (ii) HIV testing and counselling; (iii) antiretroviral treatment (ART) for adults; (iv) ART for children; (v) behavioural interventions for high-risk groups; (vi) methadone maintenance treatment; (vii) sentinel and behavioural surveillance; and (viii) local county background information. The system provides real-time data to monitor HIV testing, prevention and treatment programs across the country.

Conclusion: China's new unified, web-based HIV/AIDS information system has improved the efficiency of data collection, reporting, analysis and use, as well as data quality and security. It is a powerful tool to support policy making, program evaluation and implementation of the national HIV/AIDS program and, thus, may serve a model for other countries.

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