Title: 'Identifying EHDI’s Opportunities and Barriers Related to Electronic Health Information Exchange '
Track: 6 - Follow-up, Tracking and Data Management
Keyword(s): health information technology interoperability
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe health information exchange and interoperability between EHDI information systems and clinical electronic health record (EHR) systems.
  2. Identify conditions that support or hinder information exchange between EHDI-IS and EHR.
  3. Prioritize which clinical partners are likely candidates for electronic health information exchange.


Health information technology (IT) experts have successfully developed and piloted electronic health record (EHR) interoperability standards intended to support jurisdictional EHDI programs’ efforts to increase hearing screenings and improve coordinated care of children with hearing loss. However, adoption of EHDI-related EHR standards has lagged. This presentation highlights findings from an EHDI-EHR interoperability workshop that included participants from the CDC, state or territorial EHDI programs, health IT experts, and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII). The workshop provided an opportunity to collaboratively identify opportunities for and barriers to electronic health information exchange between EHDI programs and their clinical partners. Methods employed during the workshop included techniques used to plan information systems projects including business process and stakeholder analyses for initial screening and audiologic evaluation. Outcomes from the workshop include descriptions of the information exchange context including stakeholders and their transactions, motivations and incentives for EHDI and stakeholders, and resources for EHDI programs seeking to implement electronic health information exchange. Attendees to this session will be more informed on how to engage with partners and stakeholders for electronic health information exchange in their jurisdiction.
Presentation: Monday_Coe_1105_JamesJellison_1546.pdf

Handouts: Handout_1546JamesJellison.pdf
CART: Topical Session 1- 1546.docx
James Jellison - Primary Presenter,POC
Public Health Informatics Institute
     Credentials: MPH, East Tennessee State University
      As an analyst for the Public Health Informatics Institute, Jim collaborates with public health agencies and their partners to assess informatics needs and recommend approaches to apply information effectively. Areas of expertise include surveillance, epidemiology, business process improvement, systems analysis, and health information technology standards. Jim is an alumnus of the CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program where he worked with the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Prior to the fellowship, Jim worked for the Nashville TN local public health agency developing informatics infrastructure for geographic information systems, infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness, and environmental health. Jim holds a Master of Public Health degree concentrating in Epidemiology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Social Sciences from Michigan State University.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.