Early Childhood Integrated Database System (ECIDS): Implementation and Evaluation 

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010 - No Cost Extension through 12/31/2010

Project Goal Statement: The proposed Impact Award project will focus on implementation and evaluate of an integrated database system for young children with disabilities in Milwaukee County, based on the results of a 2005 HWPP planning project, "System Planning for an Integrated Database for Children with Developmental Disabilities."

Original Award Amount: $449,691
Adjusted Award Amount: $389,066*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization names:

  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence
  • Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Service

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Christine Cronk, ScD, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary January 2010 - June 2010
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    City of Milwaukee Health Department
    Milwaukee Center for Independence
    Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Service

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article in American Medical Informatics Association – McClyman K, Patrick TB, Rhyner PM. ECIDS: Standardizing the Data for Birth to 3 Programs. Medical Informatics Association, page 1044.
    • Highlighted in the College of Health Sciences 2007 Research Report – Health Care Informatics: Medicine and Technology go Hand in Hand.
    • Highlighted in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences web news – Three CHS Faculty Receive Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Funding Awards. April 12, 2007.
    • Article in the Catalyst – CHS Faculty Work on Database Project for Children. Catalyst, 3(2), page 5. College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Fall 2007.
    • Article in the Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology – Patrick T, Rhyner P, Smith C, Swain D. Issues in the Transformation of Health and Medical Information. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 45, Issue 1, People Transforming Information-Information Transforming People, page 1145-1150.
    • Article in the Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology – Smith C, Patrick TB, Rhyner PM, Swain DE, Davolio L. Problems with the distribution of your health and medical information. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 44, Issue 1, Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science.
    • Article in Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics – Pizur-Barnekow K, Patrick TB, Rhyner PM, Folk LC, Anderson KJ. Readability Levels of Individualized Family Service Plans. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(3), 2010.
    • Article in Infants & Young Children – Pizur-Barnekow K, Doering J, Cashin S, Patrick T, Rhyner P. Functional Health Literacy and Mental Health in Urban and Rural Mothers of Children in Early Intervention Programs. Infants & Young Children, 23(1):42-51, 2010.
    • Article in Topics in Early Childhood Special Education – Pizur-Barnekow K, Patrick T, Rhyner PM, Cashin C, Rentmeester A. Readability of Early Intervention Program Literature. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, published online before print. December 14, 2010.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2008 Annual Convention – Beno BM, Rhyner PM, Patrick TB. Communication and Information Sharing in Birth to 3 Services. Exhibits & Program Sessions Guide, page 150-151. Chicago, IL. November 20-22, 2008.
    • Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2008 Annual Convention – Bambrick L, Rhyner PM, Patrick TB. Barriers and Bridges in Building Partnerships; Birth-3 Information Sharing. Exhibits & Program Sessions Guide, page 172. Chicago, IL. November 20-22, 2008.
    • Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs – Pizur-Barnekow K, Anderson K, Rhyner P, Patrick T. An investigation of the readability of Individual Family Service Plan. 5th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs. Albuquerque, NM. October 2009.
    • Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention – Rhyner PM, Fanagan S, Pizur-Barnekow K, Patrick T. Readability Formulas: Application to Health Care. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. New Orleans, LA. November 2009.
    • Poster presentation at the 2010 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention – Olsson KE, Lynett K,  Rhyner PM, Patrick TB, Marek, A. Increasing Referrals in Early Intervention: Building a Web-based System. 2010 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. November 17-20, 2010.
    • Poster presentation at The Community Engagement for Health Conference 2010 – Patrick T, Rhyner PM, Cronk C. The StartingStrong Birth to Three Referral Tool. The Community Engagement for Health Conference 2010. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Annual Meeting 2007 – Smith C, Patrick TB, Rhyner PM, Swain DE, Davolio L. Current Issues in the Distribution of Your Health and Medical Information. American Society for Information Science and Technology, Annual Meeting 2007 – Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, WI. October 18-25, 2007.
    • Presentation at the Panel for ASIS&T 2008 Conference – Patrick TP, Rhyner P, Arnott Smith C, Swain D. Issues in the Transformation of Health and Medical Information. Panel for ASIS&T 2008 Conference. Columbus, OH. October 24-29, 2008.
    • Presentation at the 25th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs & Their Families – Pizur-Barnekow KA, Anderson K, Rhyner P, Patrick T. An Investigation of the Accessibility of the Individualized Family Service Plan. 25th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs & Their Families. Albuquerque, NM. October 15-18, 2009.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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