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Submitted by Patricio V Marquez on
Given the question on the Lao HIS Strategic Plan, perhaps it would be useful for you to review the article: "Talkin' about a revolution": How electronic health records can facilitate the scale-up of HIV care and treatment and catalyze primary care in resource-constrained settings," that focuses on an initiative to develop and implement an EHR in a large HIV/AIDS care program in western Kenya. The data were used to manage patients, providers, and the program itself as it grew to encompass 18 sites serving more than 90,000 patients. According to the article, the lessons learned have been applicable beyond HIV/AIDS to include primary care, chronic disease management, and community-based health screening and disease prevention programs.