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Req-2018: Support appropriate newborn screening and follow-up
Release Package: 2015 Priority List


Release Package:

2015 Priority List

Requirement ID:

Req-2018

Title:

Support appropriate newborn screening and follow-up

Description:

The system shall incorporate clinical decision support to assure newborn screening has been accomplished and that results have been followed up.

Related Requirements:

Relationship Release Package Requirement ID Requirement Title Requirement Type SHALL / SHOULD / MAY Compare Requirements
Req-2018 is associated with 2013 Format Req-818 Support appropriate newborn screening and follow-up Normative Statements SHALL Compare

Topic Area(s):

Requirement Type:

Normative Statement

Shall/Should/May:

SHALL

Critical/Core:

Yes

Status:

Released

Implementation Notes:

Newborn screening deals with rare conditions that may be encountered only once in a lifetime of primary care practice hence primary care physicians need decision support and guidance to complete the workup and initiate appropriate treatment and referrals. The best source of guidance are the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG ACT Sheets that are also available from AAP and AAFP with clear step-by-step instructions on immediate tasks and actions as well as clear algorithms for evaluation. These are distributed as downloadable PDF documents and they are not computable decision support that must be implemented by EHR vendors. The documents are often distributed by the State newborn screening laboratory with the results of the newborn screening and they may have local modifications with local contact information or information about conditions that are not on the Federal RUSP. It is important for EHR users and vendors to remember that newborn screening is a screening process and a diagnosis is not confirmed until all of the steps on the ACT sheet are completed along with any additional requests from the State newborn screening program.

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Last Updated 04/13/2016
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