Implementation of a Collaborative HIV and Hepatitis C Screening Program in Appalachian Urgent Care Settings.
Carmen N Burrell, Melinda J Sharon, Stephen M Davis, Elena M Wojcik, Ian BK Martin
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine : Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health | Published : 2018
Introduction: With the current hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic in the Appalachian region and the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection, there is a need for increased secondary prevention efforts. The purpose of this study was to implement routine HIV and HCV screenings in the urgent care setting through the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) to increase a provider's likelihood of testing eligible patients. Methods: From June 2017 through May 2018, EMR-based HIV and HCV screenings were implemented in three emergency department-affiliated urgent care settings: a local urgent care walk-in clinic; a university-based student health services center; and an urgent care setting l..View full abstract