To address the impact of privacy regulations on the exchange of information among Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Part C, health providers, and families, The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has gathered information from various states regarding how they facilitate the exchange of information with other EHDI stakeholders. Exchanging information between EHDI stakeholders makes it easier for states to connect families with needed services and provide more comprehensive and coordinated care.
NCHAM has gathered examples of the following information exchange tools from several states:
- Legislation: Legislation that states have developed emphasizing the importance of reporting information.
- Memorandums of Agreement: Policies that states have developed with EHDI stakeholders so that they may work closely together.
- Coordinated Referral Forms: Consent forms developed by states to reduce the number of individual forms needed to exchange information among providers.
- Data Sharing and Reporting: Forms to expedite the exchange of information among providers.