Louisiana CAREWare Access Network (LaCAN)
The Louisiana CAREWare Access Network (LaCAN) is a collaborative effort between four Ryan White grantees in Louisiana to improve the information technology capacity to collect and report client-level data to the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. The LaCAN partners include:
These partners are using CAREWare as a central repository of client data and have agreed to exchange service information for the purpose of improving client care, data quality, and performance measurement.
CAREWare is free, scalable software for managing and monitoring HIV clinical and supportive care and will quickly produce a completed Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Data Report (RDR) and the new Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR) for meeting reporting requirements to the federal grantee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau (DHHS, HRSA, HAB). CAREWare was developed by jProg in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their website is: http://www.jprog.org.
LaCAN uses CAREWare 5.0 in a centralized, real-time configuration. CAREWare is accessed via a Citrix connection to the DHH network, which securely houses all CAREWare client data and software. Users do not need to install CAREWare on their computers and all software updates are managed by the Louisiana HIV/STD Program staff.
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