Title: 'What is the Connection? EHDI and HIT'
Track: 6 - Follow-up, Tracking and Data Management
Keyword(s): health information technology, standards, data exchange
Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will become familiar with the HIT standards being used in EHDI to exchange data including CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) and HL7 V2X messaging.
  2. 2. Attendees will learn about exchanging data directly from the hearing screening device to public health using HIT standards.


Health Information Technology (HIT) interoperability standards focus on exchanging information to improve care. EHDI has been at the center of standards development with the development of the Early Hearing Care Plan (EHCP) by Integrating the HealthCare Enterprise (IHE), the Newborn Notification Admission Interface NANI by IHE, with pilot projects from the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) using Clinical Document Architecture (CDA, the development of eMeasures, and with the development of an EHDI Implementation Guide at Health Level 7 (HL7) that focuses on exchanging data directly from a device. Messaging tools use HL7 messages to transmit the notification of a birth to public health and provide a true denominator for the EHDI program. Hearing screening results are captured at the point of care and then transmitted directly from the screening equipment to the EHDI program, providing the beginning of a comprehensive child hearing health record. EHDI programs can take advantage of this knowledge to implement these new communication standards to facilitate electronic exchange of information. This session will review the standards that have been developed for EHDI programs and identify the areas that are relevant for EHDI program staff and report on the pilot project of the EHCP. This will assist states in implementation at the hospital, public health and community level. Come to this session to learn how to implement HIT standards for your EHDI program and help your providers achieve Meaningful Use.
Presentation: 1309LuraDaussat.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
Lura Daussat - Primary Presenter,Author
OZ Systems
     Credentials: MPH
      Lura Daussat serves as a program coordinator for OZ Systems. She implements and supports US and international state newborn screening programs interpreting the business needs of OZ Systems’ customers to the company’s software development and analysis teams. She works closely with Public Health Departments as they introduce information management solutions for Newborn Genetic and Metabolic Screening and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs. Recently she has become active in health information technology standards, specifically HL7 (Health Level 7). Prior to joining OZ Systems, Lura earned her BS in Biology at the University of North Texas and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, for three years as a science teacher and Gender and Youth Development Coordinator. She earned a Master of Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in International Health and Development.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.