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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Tennessee Genetics Plan for follow-up of NBS/NHS

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  • Tennessee developed the Tennessee Genetics Plan in close collaboration of the Tennessee Department of Health, the academic genetic centers and members of a statewide Genetics Coordinating Committee.
  • The purpose of this plan is to integrate the information on Newborn Screening (NBS), Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) and other genetic and developmental services to improve the long term follow-up and care of these children
  • A major accomplishment has been the development of an electronic child health profile: the Tennessee Child Health Profile (TN-CHP) that makes possible to provide information on NBS and NHS in a secure, accessible web format to providers registered with the State

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