Title: 'EHDI on the Cutting Edge of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology'
Track: 6 - Follow-up, Tracking and Data Management
Keyword(s): Electronic Health Record information exchange
Learning Objectives:
  1. Summarize national activities related to the development and implementation of electronic exchange of EHDI information
  2. Predict how a State program might adapt Electronic Health Record technology to improve the quality of EHDI services


Electronic Health Record (EHR) information exchange offers the opportunity to electronically collect screening results and demographic information; to accept, create, and report both clinical decision support and unambiguous quality measures; and to leverage evolving local, regional and national Health Information Exchange (HIE) capabilities. This electronic information exchange can improve the quality of EHDI services, reduce the reporting burden on providers, and increase family satisfaction. EHDI is one of the vanguard public health programs successfully demonstrating the potential of electronic data exchanges between clinical care and public health agency information systems. EHDI is building on and leveraging work underway in both the private and public sectors to establish a common conceptual framework for electronic health data exchange. This presentation will detail cutting edge EHDI activities including 1) U.S. National Library of Medicine standard newborn screening coding and terminology; 2) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program requirements; 3) National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed child health quality measures; 4) Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) integration profiles; 5) HL7 International Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard format structures; and the 6) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) managed Standards & Interoperability Framework for the Public Health Reporting Initiative (PHRI) collaborative project. To ensure the quality of care on the continuum of EHDI services, it will be necessary to further identify what information is important to electronically collect and uniformly report in order to achieve the best outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, without creating an undue burden on providers and families. It will be critical to continue the development and implementation of uniform EHDI information exchanges through a multi-faceted national consensus based approach. This is an intermediate level presentation for those with a basic understanding of data management technology.
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John Eichwald - POC,Primary Presenter,Author
     Credentials: MA
      John Eichwald is the Chief of the Child Development and Disability Branch at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this position he has oversight of EHDI, the Child Development Studies, and the Rare Disorders and Health Outcomes Teams. His related experience includes collaboration with the multiple organizations focused on national Health Information Technology efforts to foster adoption of a national set of standards, specifications and implementation guidance directed at interoperability of public health information systems.

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