Title: 'It’s All Good for EHDI: How Data Integration with Other Programs Benefits MD EHDI'
Track: 6 - Follow-up, Tracking and Data Management
Keyword(s): Data Integration, EHDI, Data Management, Medical Home, Early Intervention
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss how centralized data capturing can benefit Medical Home Providers and Public Health Programs
  2. Evaluate the possible advantages of integrating other screening types into their own EHDI programs.


As a condition of the CDC grant to lessen the reporting burden for hospitals, Maryland EHDI incorporated the reporting of Birth Conditions and Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening into its database. We now have a centralized record for each baby that contains information and results for all three programs, EHDI, CCHD and Birth Conditions. By integrating these programs, we have seen a much higher level of interest and involvement from hospital administrators as well as our local birth centers/midwifery facilities. In addition, MD EHDI has designed and implemented a tool for incorporating Part C enrollment and outcomes data into the same patient files. As a benefit to collaborating with multiple screening programs and Maryland’s Part C provider, we have found that our Primary Care Physicians/Medical Home Providers are more interested in using the system now that they are also able to access all of the additional information in a single place. This has made them more aware of and active in monitoring their patient’s progress through the EHDI system.
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Brenee Mitchell - Co-Presenter,Author
OZ Systems
     Credentials: MS
      Audiologist with OZ Systems that serves as the Program Coordinator for the State of Maryland.

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Tanya Green - Co-Presenter,Author
State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
     Credentials: M.S., CCC-A
      Tanya D. Green, M.S., CCC·A is currently the Program Chief of the Maryland Infant Hearing Program in the Office for Gencties and Children with Speciall-lcallh Care Needs (OGCSHCN) at the Maryland Departmcnt or Health and Mcnlal Hygienc (MD DHMH). The Program provides tracking and surveillance oCthe hcaring screening of 70,000+ newborns a year to insure that all babies born in Maryland receive appropriate screening, diagnostic testing, and follow.up. Ms. Grccn carned hcr Masters degree in Audiology from Towson State University in 1994. She has over 16 years of experience in audiology and has worked with a varied pmicnt population, including adults and children. Ms. Green's professional interests arc diagnostic hearing evaluations, amplification, and counseling the patient and their family members with respect to hearing loss and its effects.

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Erin Filipponse - Primary Presenter,Author
Maryland Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
     Credentials: M.Ed, CCC-A
      Infant Hearing Program Audiologist Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Maryland Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene

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