December 2015

Service Provider Lists are Live!

We are pleased to announce that you can now create your own custom lists of local service providers using the Portal’s database. Once created, you can:
  • email, print, or save lists as PDFs
  • modify existing lists
  • send lists to families to help address current needs and care plan updates
  • maintain lists for your practice of regularly-referred to providers and organizations
Existing lists will be updated with any new information whenever the database is updated. Find instructions here for Medical Home Portal Account Registration Steps, and Creating Service Providers Lists in the Medical Home Portal. To see a sample list, click here: Pediatric Pulmonologists - SLC Area.

New and Updated Content on the Portal

We're pleased to have two new pages in our For Physicians & Professionals section.
New Updated
ADHD for Educators Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Diagnosis module)
Formulas Leukodystrophies (Diagnosis module)
Childhood Absence Epilepsy (Diagnosis module)
MCADD (Newborn Disorder)
VLCADD (Newborn Disorder)
Maple syrup urine disease (Newborn Disorder)
Isovaleric acidemia (Newborn Disorder)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) (Newborn Disorder)

The Portal is Utah’s Shared Resource for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Utah is one of 16 states to receive a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Implementation Grant for Enhancing the System of Services for CYSHCN through Systems Integration grant. The Medical Home Portal (Portal) has been chosen as the ‘shared resource’ for Utah’s Bureau of Children with Special Health Care Needs (UDOH) Systems Integration project. The Portal strives to be a "one-stop shop” where practices and families that care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) will find information, resources, and how to connect with community and professional service providers. To meet the Shared Resource aims of the grant*, the Portal has implemented the following improvements:
  • improved design
  • improved navigation
  • customizable service provider lists
And continues to work on these enhancements:
  • improved search
  • state-specific content
  • exploring options for “live person” contact
* By October 2017, 50% of families and medical home providers of CYSHCN contacting a shared resource (SR) for a needed specialist, support or service, will obtain a needed specialist, support, or service.

Stay Up-to-Date About the Portal!

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Compiled and edited by: Mindy Tueller, MS - 12/2015