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Delaware Division of Public Health Selects OZ Systems as Newborn Hearing Screening Partner

Selection enhances the state’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program

“This partnership is about prioritizing the health of Delaware’s newborns and ensuring that every baby born in the state is beginning their life happy and healthy,” said Terese Finitzo, CEO of OZ Systems. “We know that early hearing screening is an important tool to assure families that children start life ready to learn. We are thankful for the opportunity to work directly with Delaware to create the best possible outcomes for newborns across the state.”

OZ’s baby-centric solutions improve care and reduce risks by integrating patient demographics from the hospital’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) using OZ NANITM, providing an accurate denominator of hospital births in real time. OZ TelepathyTM EHDI improves accuracy by capturing direct results from screening devices, eliminating manual data entry, and transferring the screening results into OZ eSPTM. From there, the data will be shared with the hospital EHR, the medical home, the newborn’s family and directly to the DPH Maternal Child Health Program.

OZ eSPTM provides an integrated continuum of care for all stages of the newborn screening program: inpatient and outpatient screening, diagnostic follow-up and intervention with all newborn screening data in one integrated child health record. The whole reason for newborn hearing screening is to identify the babies who need follow-up. Accurate and timely results are essential to prompt newborn care. With all newborn screenings, there is a critical window of opportunity to change a baby’s future and prevent life-long disability. OZ Systems creates solutions to provide care within that window of opportunity. Together, OZ Systems and the Delaware Division of Public Health strive to improve outcomes for newborns when a timely and accurate diagnosis is critical.

For more information, please visit www.ozsystems.com.

OZ Systems
OZ Systems is an innovator in global screening solutions, bridging crucial information gaps to ensure quality care and timely interventions for patients and those who care for them. We develop end-to-end newborn screening software that reduces human errors and improves patient safety, quality of care and intervention timeliness. We are recognized for interoperability and innovation in design and partnerships. OZ Systems has projects with U.S. and international health care providers and public health agencies.