Newborn Screening – Hearing Test Results
This use case scenario enables electronic messages that contain newborn hearing test results to be sent from hospital electronic health records to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services using Health Level 7 messages that are routed through the health information network.
About this Scenario
Early detection of hearing loss in babies and subsequent intervention is key to treatment and improving quality of life for the child.
The newborn screening mandate in Michigan Public Health code section 333.5431 requires hospitals to screen newborn babies for hearing loss and report hearing test and screening results to the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).