The MEDNAX TeleAudiology Care Coordination Program combines 25+ years of experience implementing and managing hearing screening programs with telemedicine to provide virtual follow-up and care coordination services for newborns and beyond.
Annually, our turnkey program screens
across 37 states
in 450+ hospitals
By utilizing automated auditory brainstem (AABR) technology, our trained hearing screeners evaluate newborns in well-baby nurseries and neonatal intensive care units. Protocols have been developed from evidence-based practice guidelines and published research for optimal screening outcomes.
Infants discharged with a need for additional follow up care, are supported by our virtual care coordination team. The team assists in scheduling diagnostic follow up with a primary care provider(s) and diagnostic audiology facilities to determine the presence or absence of hearing loss.
Early identification of hearing loss allows infants to receive early intervention, which can dramatically increase their quality of life. Our TeleAudiology Care Coordination Program supports your hospital, newborns and their families, primary care providers and other audiological specialists through:
Automated equipment with a simple pass/refer outcome
Bedside screening for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
Timely discharge and positive patient experiences
Efficient facilitation of information between care teams to achieve EHDI goals
Compliance with state reporting requirements, guidelines, and certifications
Parent satisfaction surveys and evaluation of results for improvement
Dedicated on-site staff and local hospital training
Protocols, policies and procedures per TJC requirements and HIPAA, OSHA and JCIH guidelines
Equipment supported by secure HIPAA-compliant technology, along with any required maintenance and calibration
Data management and tracking