Insights

November 8, 2017

As of November 3, 2017 the University of Virginia Health System, Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and Centra Southside Community Hospital are live with OZ NANI™ and OZ Telepathy™ technology in their newborn blood spot (NBS) programs. These improvements were inspired by NewSTEPs 360, an organization formed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children to improve...

October 20, 2017

This week, Howard University Hospital joined Sibley Memorial as the second Washington D.C. Labor & Delivery unit to use OZ Systems’ NANI™ technology ­­– automating its process for sharing newborn patient demographics. OZ NANI™, Newborn Admission Notification Information, automatically transfers information from every newborn’s electronic health record to OZ early hearing detection and intervention and newborn bloodspot screening solutions, thus providing accurate patient information to...

December 16, 2016

Recognizing leadership on HB 2641, AKA ‘’Ken’s Bill’’, Improving Data Interoperability for Texas Public Health

Last Friday, OZ Systems Vice President Steve Montgomery presented the “Texas e-Health Alliance Legislative Champion” award to Texas State Representative John Zerwas, M.D. The award recognizes his efforts to pass a bill that makes significant policy improvements in Texas law supporting the use of health information technology (HIT)...

October 14, 2016

OZ Systems presented at the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia http://phiconference.org/ . OZ associates Mary Catherine Hess and Sarah Shaw collaborated with seven other speakers by presenting the use of technological solutions to obtain point of care screening data and using this data for CDC quality measures. OZ Systems partnered with the state of Minnesota to provide cutting edge innovative technologies, allowing...

September 28, 2016

OZ Systems is the only completely integrated technology system for all of newborn screening.

Contact us info@ozsystems.com for more information.

August 30, 2016

More than 50 years ago, public health began addressing data collection for newborn bloodspot screening (NBS). More than 20 years ago, public health began discussing universal newborn hearing screening implementation. As I stood in front of pediatricians advocating universal hearing screening at Grand Rounds across this country, their rallying cry in the 1990s was “show us the data!” They wanted proof that it...

August 23, 2016

In our world of newborn bloodspot screening, it’s about every baby getting the care they need at the right time. Instead of the specimen itself being the focus, the baby is the center of OZ Systems’ technology and process. Contact info@ozsystems.com to learn more about how your institution can put babies at the center of Newborn Screening.

August 15, 2016

Screening newborns allows us to correctly power them up – much like your favorite catches in Pokemon Go. OZ Systems' technology allows us to find which babies need more intensive care after birth. This allows them to "evolve" at the same rate of their peers, thanks to timely intervention.

July 31, 2016

Our founder, Dr. Ken Pool wrote this blog a few years ago. His ideas on health data security offer a unique angle and inspire us to innovate and improve health IT security.

You may or may not trust a man who doesn’t trust his own pants but never trust just one copy of healthcare data. This idea seems almost nonsensical or at least...

March 16, 2016

One baby at a time...

When we are faced with a challenge at OZ Systems, we listen for the late Dr. Ken Pool’s message, even as we continue on during our second year without him. “Slay one beast at a time,” is one of our favorites. In the early days of playing video games with his kids, it was his strategy to avoid...

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