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September 10, 2017

Data capture and specimen tracking of 115,000 screens annually to improve patient care

ARLINGTON, TX and OTTAWA, ON (September 10, 2017) — The Utah Department of Health has chosen OZ Newborn Screening Suite, an end-to-end newborn screening (NBS) system from OZ Systems and STACS DNA, for the Utah Newborn Screening Program. The OZ Newborn Screening Suite will reduce delays between specimen collection at hospitals and...

April 18, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX and OTTAWA, ON (04/18/17) — OZ Systems and STACS DNA have partnered to create end-to-end systems specifically designed to achieve timely and accurate newborn screening care. The partnership was inspired by the lack of robust newborn screening IT solutions in the market – a gap that has endangered newborn lives in the past. The collaboration will marry solutions for newborn blood spot screening...

February 24, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX (02/24/17) — Dr. Terese Finitzo, co-founder and CEO of Texas-based company OZ Systems, will present at the 2017 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) meeting on February 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

The first presentation, with OZ Systems Account Manager Mary Catherine Hess and Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) Program Manager, Doug Dittfurth, will address the state’s approach to...

January 10, 2017

Virginia Hospitals Currently Participating in Federally-funded Initiative (NewSTEPs 360) to Improve Timeliness in Newborn Screening

ARLINGTON, TX (01/10/17) — OZ Systems announced the onboarding of 3 Virginia hospitals as part of the Virginia Newborn Screening (NewSTEPs 360) Electronic Data Exchange Project. OZ Newborn Admission Notification Information (NANI™) and OZ Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NBS) Telepathy™ are two key newborn screening information technology tools being utilized for the project,...

October 19, 2016

We love to hear good news from Texas Department of State Health Services and are honored to support them and Texas hospitals in their newborn screening efforts: Spotlight Recognition - Recognizing healthcare facilities and providers with outstanding newborn screening performance for the month of August 2016.

Best High Volume Facility
Submit over 75 1st screen specimens to DSHS in one month.

Wadley Regional Medical Center,...

August 23, 2016

ARLINGTON, TX (08/22/16) —Health IT innovator OZ Systems and the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Newborn Screening Program will present with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state partners at the annual Public Health Informatics Conference, http://phiconference.org/ August 24, 2016 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Atlanta. The session titled: Using Cutting Edge Technology to Improve Quality in Newborn Screening: a...

February 8, 2016

New end-to-end tracking technology first to monitor newborn screening data to support safety, timeliness

ARLINGTON, TX (02/16/16) — Health IT innovator OZ Systems has completed implementation of a fully integrated and interoperable newborn screening health IT platform for the Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC). Mission Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the Rio Grande Valley and an early adopter in Texas to...

November 11, 2015

CDC-Funded Project Conducted in Collaboration with University of South Carolina

ARLINGTON, TX (11/11/15) — Health IT innovator OZ Systems will be assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with an examination of quality indicators (QI) in hospital and State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs through the University of South Carolina's Disability Research and Dissemination Center. The quality improvement project will be among...

June 26, 2015

Late OZ Systems co-founder Dr. Ken Pool helped draft initial language; Texas e-Health Alliance played key role building coalition of supporters

ARLINGTON, TX (06/26/15) — OZ Systems, in conjunction with the Texas e-Health Alliance (TeHA), this week celebrates Governor Abbot’s signing of “Ken’s Bill” (HB 2641), which will promote improved and expanded health data interoperability for Texas public health. Dr. Pool was president of...

March 11, 2015

Program will focus on pioneering techniques in informatics, health sciences and public health

ARLINGTON, TX (03/11/15) — OZ Systems’ Program Coordinator Lura Daussat has been invited to participate in a world-class biomedical informatics course hosted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Held at Georgia Regents University and supported by the NLM, the Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course will highlight a combination of lectures and...

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