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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Review Newborn Hearing Screening results at first Well Child visit

Confirm that follow-up appointments have been scheduled

Complete the Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for hearing loss

Ensure follow-up appointments are completed and results received

Complete Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ORL, ENT, and genetics 

Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices

Refer to Help Me Grow / Early Intervention

Respond promptly to Minnesota Department of Health requests for follow-up information and plans

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines

Training Opportunities

Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up for the Primary Care Provider [and Clinic Staff] (non-CEU)

Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up for the Primary Care Provider [and Clinic Staff] (CEU)

  • This is the same training as above but offered through MN.TRAIN that allows the participant to receive CEU credit.
  • Instructions for how to create a MN.TRAIN account, register for the course, and retrieve certificate of completion.

EHDI and the Medical Home, Rachel St. John, MD, NCC, NIC-A Health Education Consultant