EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

The EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative purpose:

Over the next six months, we intend to improve the percentage of newborns with refer/did not pass newborn hearing screening from birthing facilities and received a complete audiological hearing evaluation by 3 months of age.

For more information please contact Susan Thompson Boehm at: susan.boehm@minnesotaperinatal.org

These are a variety of resources provided by MPO/MNPQC and other organizations for healthcare providers and the public. Many links are provided by other organizations and are subject to change without notice.

Aim

By October 2023, we intend to improve the Complete
Audiological Hearing Evaluation (CAHE) of those 3 months or younger who were referred from newborn
hearing screening by 25% or more.

Charter

The EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative purpose is over the next six months, we intend to improve the percentage of newborns with
refer/did not pass newborn hearing screening from birthing facilities and received a complete
audiological hearing evaluation by 3 months of age.

Full Charter Here

Program Guide

Family of Measures

Stratify by race/ethnicity where available.

Outcome Measure (Data provided by the state):

  • Percentage of newborns screened
  • Percentage of newborns who did not pass newborn hearing screen and were rescreened within 15 days of discharge from birthing facility
  • Percentage of newborns, referred who received a complete audiological hearing evaluation by 3 months of age

Process Measures (Data collected by teams):

  • Percent of families that had newborn hearing screen results and follow-up reviewed/discussed and documented (with hospital staff) prior to discharge
  • Percentage of newborns who did not pass newborn hearing screening and were scheduled for outpatient rescreen (within 15 days) prior to discharge
  • Percentage of newborns who did not pass hearing screening and were scheduled foraudiological hearing evaluation within 6 weeks
  • Percentage of newborns with hearing screening results available at first newborn Primary Care Provider (PCP) visit – regardless of reason for the first visit, e.g., weight check, bilirubin check
  • Percent of families where newborn hearing screen results and follow-up were reviewed/discussed and documented at first primary care clinic visit
  • Percentage of Complete Audiologic Hearing Evaluation sent to MDH and PCP within 6 working days of evaluation (State Provided)

Balancing Measure (Data provided by the state):

  • Percentage of newborns lost to follow up

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Committee Members

Abby Meyer

MD, MPH

Dr. Meyer is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist who attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed otolaryngology residency at the University of Minnesota. She went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital and an MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her interests include all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology but especially caring for children who have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), as well as chronic ear disease, cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency, and neck masses including thyroid masses. She is also the Pediatric Otolaryngologist on the Midwest Fetal Care Center team. Outside of work she enjoys supporting the local sports teams, running, anything Star Wars, reading fiction, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

Bridget Walde

MPH (MDH)

Darcia Dierking

AuD (MDH)

Jane Taylor

Hospital & Health Care Consultant 

Jessica Novak

Jessica (Jesi) LS Novak, AuD, CCC-A, PASC is a licensed audiologist with a specialty certification in pediatric audiology. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Lamar University. Jesi’s interests include electrophysiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as treatment and follow-up with patients who have had ototoxic exposure. She strives to be family and child centered, focusing her treatment to meet the family’s goals, no matter what they may be. Jesi is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Kirsten Coverstone

AuD (MDH)

Michael Severson

M.D., F.A.A.P.

Susan Thompson Boehm

MPO/MNPQC 

RN, MS