News About accessCHOA

Child Abuse and Neglect Educational Program

(November 4, 2015)

The program is designed to educate pediatric medical office staff on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect, and to provide resources for their patients and patient families through a webinar and a resource toolkit.

The presentation will teach providers how to recognize the risk factors for and signs of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. In addition, it will cover the basics of Georgia’s mandatory reporting laws and the additions made to these laws during the 2015 legislative session.

The webinar is offered at four different times within a one month period:

  • Jan. 5, 2016 – Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 7, 2016 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 13, 2016 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 14, 2016 – Noon to 1 p.m.

Participation in this program provides 1 CEU credit for nurses, doctors, PA/NPs, social workers, and EMS staff.

Email or call 404-785-3389 to register your office or for more information.

Email us to share your accessCHOA feedback and suggestions.

Archived News

  • AccessCHOA: A Fresh Start for 2014 (Dec. 31, 2013)

      Beginning in January, accessCHOA will have a new utility available to help site administrators clean up their existing user lists. If your practice has user logins set up for physicians, clinicians and other individuals no longer with your practice, the new utility allows site administrators to deactivate those records from the existing active user list and protect your information from unauthorized access.

      When the site administrator logs into accessCHOA on or after Jan. 8:

      • A prompt will appear that will walk the administrator through a series of steps to update the user list. 
      • Administrators will have eight weeks to complete the verification process, and Children’s will send a reminder before the end of February to those practices that have not completed the verification process. 
      • Going forward, the accessCHOA security team will set the utility to run every six months.

      Contact Jen Baesman at 404-785-7705 for more information.

  • Children's Opens Pediatric Radiology Center (Dec. 31, 2013)

      Thursday, Nov. 14, Children’s celebrated the grand opening of a pediatric radiology center at its Children’s at Town Center location. This 9,330-square-foot radiology facility offers state-of-the-art equipment featuring low-radiation-dose CT, digital X-ray, 3T MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, a laboratory draw station, and procedural sedation to the children of Cobb and surrounding counties.

  • A New Look for accessCHOA (April 15, 2014)

      The look of accessCHOA is changing, but the functionality will stay the same. Although the layout will be noticeably different, you shouldn’t have any issues navigating through the application just as you always have. A couple of things that did change:

      • “First Access” will be referred to as “Add a Patient to My List”
      • In-basket notifications will be set up automatically without the need to manually create them. This feature will be customizable based on what messages you’d like to receive.

      You can expect the new and improved accessCHOA on April 22, 2014. Contact the Solution Center at 404-785-6767 if you have any questions.

  • Now Supporting iOS 8 (April 7, 2015)

      accessCHOA is now supported on iPads running iOS 8, as well as iOS 6 and iOS 7. If you are using this system, or upgrade your operating system to begin accessing the application, you will notice a few visual changes:

      • With iOS 8, PDF documents can't appear in the same window as before. Instead, you can tap a button on the page to open the document in a new window. This change affects devices running iOS 6 and iOS 7 as well.
      • If a separate window opens, the window isn't automatically closed on devices running iOS 8. You will have to manually exit that window.
  • Temporary rerouting of MRI and CT services at Children’s at Webb Bridge (May 22, 2015)
      To better serve your patients, we are installing a new 3 Tesla magnet this summer at Children’s at Webb Bridge. This new MRI system will deliver twice the signal-to-noise ratio of the 1.5 Tesla and will, therefore, take higher resolution images of smaller lesions. During construction, we will temporarily stop providing MRI and CT services at Children’s at Webb Bridge. We will continue to provide X-ray, lab and ultrasound services at this location. Advanced imaging orders faxed to Children’s at Webb Bridge will be redirected internally, so please continue to place orders as you normally would.
  • Complex Password Enforcement for accessCHOA Users (July 2, 2015)

      In order to enforce the recently published Children's policy 8.17 Password Management – providing guidelines for strengthening user passwords – the Children's Information Security team will be enforcing this policy for accessCHOA users beginning Monday, Aug. 3.

      All accessCHOA passwords will expire the morning of Aug. 3. You will not be able to log into the application without creating a new password. If you change your password before that date, it will not exempt them from the system-wide expiration.

      accessCHOA users will begin receiving a regular login reminder about the change on Monday, July 6, one month prior to the expiration. Details about the new password requirements and specific instructions for changing passwords will be included in the login message two weeks prior.

      Moving forward, accessCHOA users will be prompted to change passwords every 120 days.

  • State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System Info for Community Practices (SENDSS) (August 5, 2015)
      In order to access all infant screening data, including hearing screen information, in Georgia, connect with SENDSS. This site will help you:
      • Track results of hearing screens.
      • Know when an infant has reached the maximum number of screens.
      • Know when to refer for a pediatric diagnostic audiology evaluation.