Assessing Technology Readiness for HIV-Related Mental Health/Substance Use Services

The study explored opportunities for enhanced screening using telehealth and electronic patient-reported outcomes at five HRSA-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clinics in Alabama – one of seven mostly rural states prioritized for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. While there were concerns among survey respondents about the lack of in-person interaction, the study revealed opportunities to expand technology use in rural areas.