Georgia: Improving Outcomes for Children through Data Sharing. Presenter: Sharon L. Hill, PhD Director, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services Presentation to: ISM Conference Date: October 2013. Georgia Department of Human Services. Presentation Outline.
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Presenter: Sharon L. Hill, PhD
Director, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
Presentation to: ISM Conference
Date: October 2013
Georgia Department of Human Services
-Educating Staff on Significance of Data Sharing in Improving Outcomes
-Ensuring Accuracy & Timeliness of Agency Data
-Data Integrity Specialists
-Data Quality Methods
-Utilization of Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Outcomes & Items
-Developing Data Sharing Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings
-Improving Safety Outcomes: Data Linkage Project with Department of Public Health (vital records)
-Improving Well-being Outcomes: Department of Education (access to educational records) & Department of Community Health (access to Medicaid Utilization Data and development of Virtual Health Record)
Note: Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
Data Sharing begins with ensuring data integrity (accuracy & timeliness)
-Child fatality/serious injury reviews
-Improvements needed in educational, physical and behavioral health needs of children in foster care
Existing Data Sharing Projects
Data Sharing Projects in Progress
Our staff are able to view attendance trend for each child in foster care.
Currently developing a process to automatically transmit data between DCH and Georgia SHINES.