Presenter Information:
Presenter 1: Name: Richard S. Harward
Affiliation: Utah Department of Health
Richard Harward is currently the Director of the EHDI Program in Utah and the Program Manager for the Utah Department of Health's Specialty Services Program within the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Bureau. The Specialty Services program includes Hearing, Speech, Vision, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Transition Services. He is also the Program Manager for the UDOH Child Health Advanced Records Management Project (CHARM), which involves the development of an integrated data sharing network to track and monitor outcomes for Utah children and their families. He has adjunct faculty appointments in the Communicative Disorders Department at Utah State University, and at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Additionally, he is the Discipline Coordinator for Audiology with Utah's Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program.
Author Information:
Author 1: Name: Richard S. Harward
Affiliation: Utah Department of Health
Author 2: Name: Judith Holt
Affiliation: Utah State University
Abstract Information:
Title: Birth Certificate Application: Another Tool to Reduce Loss to Follow Up
Primary Track: 5-Follow-up, Tracking, and Data Management


The Utah Department of Health newborn hearing screening database was linking electronically with the birth certificate application database to provide printed “alerts” to parents of children who had not completed hearing screening. Different methods of follow-up were assessed. Linking child health databases (electronic data integration) appears to be another effective tool to help find children who may be lost to follow-up or at risk for not completing follow-up.
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