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					                                                       INFANT LINKAGE
                                                       INQUIRY - OTHER
                                                           STATES



STATE                      ORIGIN                         LINKAGE            APPENDIX B                          COMMENTS

             State Health Planning & Development
Alabama      Agency                                          NO                 Data Layout         N/A


                                                                                                    Donna Cox - No infant linkage. Mother's
                                                                                                    SSN or name is not required on newborn
 Arizona     Arizona Department of Health Services           NO             Audit Errors Report     or infant record. (602) 542 - 8064


                                                                                                    Ed Carson - No. The mother's SSN can
                                                                                                    be used for a newborn record only. This
                                                                                                    is not an additional field. This is the way
                                                                                                    that the newborn is identified. Arkansas
                                                                                                    collects names of the patient also with
                                                                                                    the hospital discharge data. Vital
                                                                                                    records links newborn initial record to
             Arkansas Department of Health Center                          One page of Element      birth certificate info through a special
Arkansas     for Health Statistics                           NO                Definitions          SASS program. (501) 661 -2046


                                                                                                  Tonie Trotter - No infant linkage identifier
                                                                                                  but they do track new moms for
                                                                                                  complications and readmissions.
                                                                                                  Studies are not done to link mother with
                                                                                                  baby. Their system assigns new moms
                                                                                                  an encrypted number after records are
                                                                                                  submitted by facilities. SSN's are
                                                                                                  optional and will not be required until
                                                                                                  January 2008. At the mother's request
                                                                                                  (optional), an SSN can be assigned by
             Office of Statewide Health Planning and                                              the hospital at the time of the newborn
California   Development                                     NO          Data Layout and SSN info birth. (916) 327 - 8302
                                                                                                          Bob Finn- does not collect any ssn's
                                                                                                          because they are a private company
                                                                                                          collecting state data. Not aware of any
                                                                                                          state studies for mother/infant/child
  Colorado      Colorado Hospital Association                       NO                 Limited data set   linkage. (720) 489 - 1630


                                                                                                          Ron Benham - The state uses a
                                                                                                          FIRSTlink program to provide a universal
                                                                                                          screening of all newborns and families at
                                                                                                          the time of birth. This allows for follow-up
                                                                                                          and tracking of children over time to
                                                                                                          ensure participation in critical health
                                                            No - according to data                        promotion services. The birth certificate
                Department of Public Health /             elements (waiting on more   Data Elements and   is used as a tracking tool. (617) 624 -
Massachusetts   Massachusetts Health Data Consortium                info)               FIRSTlink info    6060

                                                                                                          Lorraine Kelley - There are not mother
                                                                                                          infant identifiers in the data. This is a
                Massachusetts Health Data                                                                 private company collecting detail data for
Massachusetts   Consortium                                          NO                 Data Elements      the state. (781) 768 - 2500

                                                                                                          Laura Dellenhunt - mother is linked with
                                                                                                          newborn birth record only. Data used by
                                                                                                          other departments to research
                                                                                                          readmissions on all patients- not just
                                                                                                          newborn. ; Unique Identifier which uses
                                                                                                          the last four digits of the SSN and the
                                                                                                          first three letters of the last name is used
                                                                                                          - the entire SSN is not required. (518)
  New York      New York State Health Dept.               YES - newborn record only    Data Elements      473-8144

                                                                                                          Sean Kolmer - No, however mother and
                                                                                                          infant linkage collection will be
                Office for Oregon Health Policy &                                                         introduced in the near future. (503) 373-
   Oregon       Research                                            NO                  Record Layout     1824

                                                                                                          Carol Masheter/( for Lori Brady) - Mother
                                                                                                          and newborn or infant is not linked.
                                                                                                          Mother's SSN is used on newborn record
                Utah Dept. of Health - Office of Health                                                   or a unique identifier- not both. (801) 538-
    Utah        Care Statistics                                     NO                 Data Elements      9375

				
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