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Improvement Strategies


Educate the PCP/Medical Home staff about the medical work up for infants with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations for referral to eliminate delays

Note recommended return visits, if appropriate, on the EHDI Care Map for the family

Standardize message to assure the unbiased presentation of information

Communicate results to the medical home in time for next well baby visit

Determine etiology as a team- Unspecified is not an option

Manage congenital fluid aggressively if preventing the determination of etiology

Offer a referral to Guide By Your Side or other parent support groups

Specialty Care: Introduction

Best Practice Guidelines


Review sample policies, procedures and competency guidelines that align with JCIH Guidelines.

Tools for Improvement


Assure follow-up with a few key data-collection and communication tools.

Improvement in Action


See how the collaboratives used improvement tools to test steps of change within their organizations.

Closing the Follow-up Gap: Specialty Care

Vignette No. 5

Discussion Points

  • How do you find resources appropriate to this family's needs?
  • What could your practice do to increase access to your services?