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December 10, 2018

DALLAS, Texas – Dec. 10, 2018 – Minnesota Newborn Screening (NBS) along with OZ Systems and other partners has been awarded the 2018 Golden GOVIT Award for Collaboration in recognition...

November 28, 2018

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has contracted with STACS DNA for a Track-Kit system to track all newborn screening (NBS) specimens across the state. The system will be deployed...

October 11, 2018

OZ Systems was honored to collaborate with the Texas Hospital Association and Texas Department of State Health Services to provide facilities with best practices for mandated newborn screening. Everyone’s ultimate...

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Blood Spot Screening

August 7, 2015

Terese Finitzo, Ph.D.

The dedication and efforts of Public Health to assure that the promise of newborn screening is fulfilled are inestimable. But Public...

September 18, 2013

50 years ago, the first babies were beginning to be screened for a horrible condition called phenylketonuria – or PKU. That single test saved and improved thousands of lives...and led...

January 28, 2013

by Dr. Terese Finitzo

Population Health is a powerful agent for quality in the new Health Ecosystem. As Public Health implements Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening programs, Secretary...

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Hearing Screening

July 30, 2018

Authors: Xidong Deng, Terese Finitzo, Subhash Aryal

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Improving quality measurement while reducing costs helps public health programs identify and better support critical aspects of the care and...

May 1, 2018

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...

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Heart Screening

February 17, 2016

February is American Heart Month.

Each year, approximately one million babies are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) worldwide, which is one percent of all newborns. One...

June 24, 2015

Terese Finitzo, Ph.D.

Over the past twenty years of newborn screening, we became entrenched in the idea that there was a critical difference between newborn...

July 10, 2014

ARLINGTON, TX — OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems and interoperable exchange, announces an award from the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Newborn Screening program in...

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