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John Eichwald, MA is presently the Team Lead for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position he oversees various EHDI activities including collaboration with federal, national, and state agencies and organizations in assisting states and territories to develop standardized procedures for newborn hearing screening tracking, surveillance, data collection and management.
John has more than thirty years experience in the field of pediatric Audiology. He has published extensively and made numerous presentations primarily concerned with the early identification of hearing loss in newborns. Prior to his position at the CDC, he held several clinical and administrative positions within the Utah Department of Health including various aspects of public health informatics including data management and analysis, telehealth, and database integration.
John is a member of the HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) Health Information Technology Workgroup and of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Planning and Technical Committees. John served as a Subject Matter Expert for the American Health Information Community (AHIC) Personalized Health Care Workgroup and the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) for Newborn Screening Interoperability Specification (IS92).