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MetroHealth Medical Center, Pediatric Service Coordination Program. n.d.. Working with your health insurance. Cleveland, OH: MetroHealth Medical Center, Pediatric Service Coordination Program, 16 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information and forms to help families work with their health insurance companies. It includes questions to ask the insurance company and billing office, tips for keeping records of bills and claims, and who to talk with for assistance. A glossary of terms and list of publications on health insurance are included. Resource organizations in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio are also listed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Family centered, community based care, Health care financing, Insurance, Medical records

McIntire MS, Mitchell JR. n.d.. Comprehensive health care delivery for children and youth: A combined approach. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project Staff, 7 pp. (Comment series no: 2-1 (41))

Annotation: This paper reports a Children and Youth Project conducted by combining the forces of a medical school and a health department, by maintaining role differentiation in respect to education and service, and by developing a Central Health Record and communication system to develop and increase comprehensive health services for children and youth residing in the target areas of poverty. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Communication, Comprehensive health services, Interagency cooperation, Medical records, Medical schools, Poverty, Program evaluation, Public health agencies, Title V programs

Gedgoud JL, McIntire MS. n.d.. Progress report of a combined approach for children and youth services. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project Staff, 11 pp. (Comment series no: 3-2 (45))

Annotation: This report demonstrates graphically how a combination of a health department and a medical school compress to the national average of all Children and Youth projects. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs Comprehensive health services, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Communication, Interagency cooperation, Medical records, Medical schools, Poverty, Program evaluation, Public health agencies, Title V programs

American College of Physicians, Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, Society of General Internal Medicine, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. 2016. Pediatric to adult care transitions initiative [toolkit]. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, multiple items.

Annotation: These disease/condition-specific tools were developed by internal medicine subspecialties to assist physicians in transitioning young adults with chronic diseases/conditions into adult care settings. Contents include sets of tools containing the following customized elements (at a minimum): transition readiness assessment, medical summary/transfer record, and self-care assessment. Sets of tools are available for the following subspecialties and diseases: general internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, and rheumatology. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: https://www.acponline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Coordination, Medical records, Pediatric care, Self care, Special health care services, Transition planning, Young adults

Anglin G, Hossain M. 2015. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states usng quality reports to drive health care improvements for children?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 11)

Annotation: This document describes state reports on the core set of children's health care quality measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program and how they were used to drive quality improvement at the state and practice levels. The document also describes the policy and programmatic changes that occurred as a result. Conclusions and implications are included.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2015. Bridging medical and oral health care: Case studies. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 2 v.

Annotation: These resources comprise two case studies of initiatives to train health professionals to assess oral health conditions, implement an integrated medical and dental electronic record system, and incorporate oral health into system reforms. Links to resources that describe technological, financial, and educational approaches to bridging oral health and the health care system are included.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Case studies, Electronic communications, Health care reform, Interdisciplinary approach, Medical records, Oral health, Records management, Resources for professionals, Service integration, Systems development, Training

Public Health Informatics Institute. 2015. Toolkit for planning an EHR-based surveillance program. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is organized based on public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections. Contents include an introduction to the purpose and tools for each step; guides that provide information to help prepare for team meetings and worksheets to facilitate planning team meetings, input, and documentation; and recommended readings for the planning coordinator and team members. Topics include making the value case, clarifying legal and policy issues, forming partnerships, analyzing clinical data and workflow, analyzing technical options, implementing data exchange, and optimizing data quality and use.

Contact: Public Health Informatics Institute, 325 Swanton Way, Decatur, GA 30030, Telephone: (866) 815-9704 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (800) 765-7520 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phii.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data sources, Decision making, Group processes, Medical records, Methods, Online systems, Population surveillance, Program planning, Teamwork

Dental Quality Alliance. 2015. Environmental scan: Practice based measures. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes results from an environmental scan to identify existing oral health performance and quality-measure concepts for both the pediatric and the adult populations. Contents include information about the background, methods, and results of the scan and a discussion of data sources and developing quality measures using administrative claims data vs. patient record data. A table of quality measures identified through the scan is also provided.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Claims, Data sources, Dental care, Measures, Medical records, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Third party payers

Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records. 2014. Capturing social and behavioral domains in electronic health records: Phase 1. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 130 pp.

United States Breastfeeding Committee. 2014. Best practices guide for implementation of newborn exclusive breast milk feeding in electronic health records. Washington, DC: United States Breastfeeding Committee, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides an overview of the factors, programs, and regulations supporting exclusive breast milk feeding data documentation, measurement, and reporting in electronic health records (EHRs) during the birth of a newborn. The guide is designed for software designers, analysts, developers, and implementers, as well as clinicians implementing standards-based EHRs. Topics include the health potential of exclusive breast milk feeding; regulations driving quality measurement using health information technology; implementation guidance including scope, assumptions, and key concepts; breast milk feeding reporting and/or designation programs; future areas of development; and breast milk and breastfeeding resources.

Contact: United States Breastfeeding Committee, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 367-1132 Fax: (202) 367-2132 E-mail: office@usbreastfeeding.org Web Site: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Data collection, Electronic communications, Measures, Medical records, Model programs, Quality assurance, Recordkeeping, Records management, Resources for professionals, Standards, Technology transfer

Foster L. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states testing the Children's Electronic Health Record Format?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 10)

Annotation: This document is the 10th in a series that presents findings from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. It focuses on the roles of two states -- North Carolina and Pennsylvania --to test the Children's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format (the Format) to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Contents include key messages, background, findings, conclusion, and implications. Topics include how well the Format's requirements support the provision of primary care to children and how readily the requirements can be incorporated into existing EHRs.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Daniel S, Malvin J, Jasik CB, Brindis CD. 2014. Sensitive health care services in the era of electronic health records: Challenges and opportunities in protecting confidentiality for adolescents and young adults. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief identifies key issues affecting access to sensitive services for young people in California under health reform, summarizes current federal and state confidentiality guidelines with special attention to the role of electronic health records (EHR), and highlights EHR challenges and opportunities to protect confidentiality while providing sensitive services.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0410, Telephone: (415) 476-5255 Web Site: http://healthpolicy.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, California, Confidentiality, Consumer protection, Guidelines, Health care reform, Medical records management, Policy development, Young adults

Syed K. 2014. Youth confidentiality in the Affordable Care Act: Approaches for ensuring greater privacy protections for vital health care. Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 4 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief focuses on national and state efforts to secure comprehensive confidentiality protections for young adults insured as dependents. Topics include Affordable Care Act provisions related to young adults, insurance communications that may compromise young adults' confidentiality and negatively impact their health, young adults' need for confidentiality as recognized by law and state law approaches to securing confidentiality in dependent coverage. Recommendations are included.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Confidentiality, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medical records, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Patient rights, Reproductive health, Sexual health, Transition planning, Transition to independent living, Young adults

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health. 2013. Key elements to incorporate oral health in the pediatric electronic health record. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This chart lists required oral-health-risk-assessment items as well as other elements for inclusion in pediatric electronic health records. Items include risk assessment for dental caries and information on referral, fluoride, and dental insurance status. Additional elements on environmental, biological, psychosocial, and pragmatic issues are suggested. Resources on oral health education, access to care, and preventive services are also provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (866) 843-2271 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Medical records, Oral health, Patient care management, Pediatrics, Screening

Thorpe J, Rosenbaum S. 2013. Understanding the interaction between EPSDT and federal health information privacy and confidentiality laws. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department on Health Policy, 31 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the federal legal framework that surrounds the use and disclosure of health information across health care, educational, and social service settings for Medicaid-eligible children. The analysis begins with a discussion of the overarching considerations that apply to federal laws governing health information privacy, including client-professional relationships, parent-child relationships, and treatment across multiple care settings. Additional topics include an overview of relevant laws and regulations and the types of information-management and exchange issues that arise when professionals who practice in different systems are engaged in caring for children in Medicaid. Recommendations are also presented.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Confidentiality, EPSDT, Health services, Information systems, Legal issues, Legislation, Medicaid, Medical records, Systems development

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2012–. Well-Visit Planner™. Portland, OR: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides tools designed to customize, tailor, and improve the quality of well-child care for infants and young children (ages 4 months to 6 years). The tool engages parents as proactive partners in planning and conducting well-child visits using a three-step process (answer a questionnaire, pick your priorities, and get your visit guide). It also has the capacity to integrate clinically-relevant information directly into the electronic health record. Contents include child and family health screeners, anticipatory guidance and family education, and parent and provider visit guides. A one-page overview and a 5-minute video tutorial are also available. The content is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: http://www.cahmi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Family centered care, Infants, Medical records, Parent professional relations, Planning, Quality assurance, Spanish language materials, Well child care, Young children

Dental Quality Alliance. 2012. Pediatric oral healthcare: Exploring the feasibility for e-measures. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the feasibility of adapting a set of administrative (using claims and eligiblity data) measures for pediatric oral health into e-measures (measures based on standardized electronic formats using data mined from an electronic health records). Topics include preliminary specifications for pediatric oral health measures, data infrastructure and vocabulary standards in dentistry, challenges that need to be overcome to implement standardized e-measures in dentistry, and recommendations.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Health care systems, Measures, Medical records, Oral health, Pediatric dentistry, Quality assurance, Standards

National Network for Oral Health Access, Health Information Technology Workgroup. 2012. Guide to the future: A strategic roadmap to achieving meaningful use objectives and selecting an integrated electronic dental record (EDR) electronic health record (EHR) system to improve oral health access and outcomes. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 93 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides guidance for safety net oral health programs on selecting and implementing an electronic record system. Contents include information on using certified electronic health record (EHR) technologies in ways that can be measured (meaningful use) and steps for implementing an EHR system that integrates electronic dental records (EDRs). An EDR/EHR selection tool is included. Appendices provide vendor rating charts and evaluations.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Integrated information systems, Measures, Medical records, Oral health, Program improvement, Technology

DeFrancis Sun B, Pickett OK. 2012. Health information technology (Health IT): Resource brief. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2012. State options for enhancing health information exchange for MCH systems. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 8 pp.

Annotation: This resource describes what states have done to improve their systems for sharing data through widespread adoption of electronic records, including population screening, programs for infants and children with special health care needs, and registry and data programs.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care systems, Information systems, MCH programs, Medical records, Program improvement, State programs, Technology

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.