Child Health Screening Goes Electronic in Two CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted two Innovation Special Features on electronic health screening innovations developed and implemented as part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. Each Special Feature describes the innovation itself, what staff did to implement the innovation, evidence that the innovation worked to address identified problems, and adoption considerations.
- As part of Pennsylvania’s CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) implemented electronic screening in 12 of its pediatric primary care sites between 2011 and 2013. Adoption of electronic screening methods for developmental delay and autism helped improve efficient documentation and tracking of screening rates.
- Developed under Colorado and New Mexico’s Children’s CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, the tablet-based electronic Student Health Questionnaire (eSHQ) improved early identification of health risk behaviors and initiated discussions about protective factors for adolescents treated in school-based health centers.
You may access the posting on CHOP’s innovation, Introducing electronic screening tools for developmental delay and autism into pediatric primary care at:
You may access the posting on Colorado and New Mexico’s innovation, Electronic Student Health Questionnaire (eSHQ) enhances risk assessment for adolescents at:
For more information on the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant projects and the CMS-funded national evaluation, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/
If you have any questions or comments regarding the evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, please contact the national evaluation team by sending an email to: CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov.