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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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Screen shot of a summary statistics table in the new, integrated system accessed by a central level user at the NCAIDS. The left-hand toolbar contains choices for how to display data (e.g. by date, geographic location, age and other characteristics). The menu above the table contains fields indicating the choice of report, reporting year and reporting level (e.g. national, provincial, prefectural or county levels). This blank table is for 2010 HIV/AIDS case reporting statistics, stratified by province
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Figure 3: Screen shot of a summary statistics table in the new, integrated system accessed by a central level user at the NCAIDS. The left-hand toolbar contains choices for how to display data (e.g. by date, geographic location, age and other characteristics). The menu above the table contains fields indicating the choice of report, reporting year and reporting level (e.g. national, provincial, prefectural or county levels). This blank table is for 2010 HIV/AIDS case reporting statistics, stratified by province

Mentions: Data analysis, primarily in the form of descriptive statistics, was automated through the web-based systems integration process (Figure 3). Users at all levels of the system can generate automated reports relevant to their area of jurisdiction. This allows users at all levels of the system to generate descriptive statistical reports, regardless of computing ability. Data can also be searched or analysed across subsystems.Figure 3


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)

Screen shot of a summary statistics table in the new, integrated system accessed by a central level user at the NCAIDS. The left-hand toolbar contains choices for how to display data (e.g. by date, geographic location, age and other characteristics). The menu above the table contains fields indicating the choice of report, reporting year and reporting level (e.g. national, provincial, prefectural or county levels). This blank table is for 2010 HIV/AIDS case reporting statistics, stratified by province
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Figure 3: Screen shot of a summary statistics table in the new, integrated system accessed by a central level user at the NCAIDS. The left-hand toolbar contains choices for how to display data (e.g. by date, geographic location, age and other characteristics). The menu above the table contains fields indicating the choice of report, reporting year and reporting level (e.g. national, provincial, prefectural or county levels). This blank table is for 2010 HIV/AIDS case reporting statistics, stratified by province
Mentions: Data analysis, primarily in the form of descriptive statistics, was automated through the web-based systems integration process (Figure 3). Users at all levels of the system can generate automated reports relevant to their area of jurisdiction. This allows users at all levels of the system to generate descriptive statistical reports, regardless of computing ability. Data can also be searched or analysed across subsystems.Figure 3

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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