5J Project

The 5J project is a partnership between Georgetown University and 5 public health jurisdictions (DC, LA, MD, NY, VA) aimed at enhancing data analytics to improve the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data on persons with HIV. Completed work on this project includes enhancements to the sharing of HIV surveillance data outlined in the table below.  Current work focuses on increasing the capacity to produce real-time care continuum information allowing on-demand matching with internal health department data sources, as well as external sources, and enhancing the analytic capacity of the Box to respond to real-time queries.  

To learn more about this project, you can contact Anne Rhodes, Director of the Health Data Analytics Program at anne.rhodes@georgetown.edu

 Enhancements to HIV Surveillance data sharing under the 5J project

EnhancementImplementation in the ATra Black Box
Update to matching algorithm based on analysis of matches (dropped race, no match on only SSN, etc.); Added additional data checks for some data variables (e.g. SSN) to improve matchingDecember 2018
Increase accuracy of each jurisdiction’s current residential addresses in eHARS through exchange of data for match pairs from other jurisdictionsResidential Address Change Enhancement
(Dec. 2018)
Provide a feedback loop of previously seen cases from prior Black Box runs or prior RIDR reviews in order to identify only new matchesDuplicate Status Review Enhancement
(Dec. 2018)
Increase the number and accuracy of matches by using all Person-View (PV) and non-PV names for a case recordMultiple Names Enhancement (Dec. 2019)
Provide data analytics and output reports related to vital status discrepancies by exchanging death data from three different death document data sources in eHARSVital Status Check Enhancement
(Sept. 2020)