The State of Louisiana and IBM: Collaborating to Eliminate Hepatitis C
Louisiana and IBM have created a public/private partnership to build and deliver a solution to eliminate hepatitis C in five years. While this disease is very curable, many people in Louisiana don’t know that they have it. Once they’re diagnosed with hepatitis C, they often face multiple barriers to accessing treatment. Previously, these obstacles
included the price of the drug, transportation to healthcare facilities and the stigma of the disease.
The Louisiana Department of Health and IBM co-created an affordable, community-based solution for anyone with hepatitis C in the state.