The State of Guanajuato, Mexico Goes Live with Hyper-Connected Health IT Solution to Support Newborn Hearing Screening : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

The State of Guanajuato, Mexico Goes Live with Hyper-Connected Health IT Solution to Support Newborn Hearing Screening

August 10, 2012

The State of Guanajuato, Mexico Goes Live with Hyper-Connected  Health IT Solution to Support Newborn Hearing Screening
Guanajuato, Mexico (RPRN) 08/10/12 —

 

--- Groundbreaking Data Reporting System Promotes Interoperability  and Ensures Timely Intervention for Newborns

The Ministry of Health, and hospitals throughout the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, have gone live with OZ Systems’ health information management solutions to provide secure, cloud-based data administration and case management support for the government’s newborn hearing screening program.

The Guanajuato project is a key milestone advancing Mexico’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. It is also a tremendous advance in data systems interoperability. Even in the United States, many Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs are not connected to birth registry databases. With the landmark Guanajuato project, when a baby is registered in their National Database, OZ Systems' e-Screener Plus II™ (eSP II™) application receives important demographic information from hospitals - avoiding manual entry of information, creating efficiencies, and reducing opportunities for human error or missed information. Most importantly, it allows hospital coordinators to keep track of every baby with hearing loss so they can be rescreened or referred to a specialist for early intervention, treatment and follow-up.

 Guanajuato has been screening their newborns through the Ministry of Health since 2009 and the project continues to be championed by CONADIS (National Council for Development and Inclusion of People with Disabilities) and the Ministry of Health of Guanajuato. Now, with the OZ Systems’ platform in place, the entire newborn screening process is electronically connecting the public health with 15 hospitals with a total of 50,000 annual births.

 “We are very happy that, after training hospital staff on OZ Systems’ solutions, we are ready to start using the software in 15 public facilities,” said Dr. Giovanna Cabrera, State Program Coordinator for the State of Guanajuato. “Once a baby tests positive for a hearing loss, the newborn screening team will ensure that the child receives appropriate and timely care. OZ Systems’ platform will help us ensure that the Hearing Screening Program is efficiently conducted.”

 “The commitment of the people in Guanajuato has been extraordinary,” said Fernando Gomez, Vice President of Business Development at OZ Systems. “We’re looking forward to building our relationship with the Ministry of Health of Guanajuato, and ensuring positive outcomes for newborns across the state.”

Among the advantages of the new system:

- Direct reporting from hospitals to the State will be minimal - the new paperless, web based system allows simple, secure online status checks for each hospitals and its newborns;

- Earlier identification of babies with potential hearing problems - hospital coordinators, state coordinators, and national hearing screening coordinators all have access, opening communications and improving early patient intervention and follow-up;

- Contact information comes directly from the National Birth Registry system - avoiding manual errors and duplication of information and improving prompt patient care coordination and follow-up;

- Easy access to population health information - State and Federal. Simple, secure, real-time online results and analyses replace the former paper-based, monthly methods of State results reporting.  

 OZ Systems’ eSP II™ solution is the world’s most widely used newborn screening data solution. The web-based hearing screening system provides enhanced information management and communications capabilities for public health organizations, hospitals, practitioners and educators. Since 2000, OZ's solutions have helped protect the health of more than nine million newborns.

 About OZ Systems

By developing and implementing the world's smartest information technology platforms, OZ Systems bridges the information gap and helps children and families thrive through improved data accountability, performance measurement, quality certification, and electronic reporting for public health and early education.

Media Contact Name: Kevin Sawyer
Media Phone: 612.741.2059
Media Web Address: http://www.oz-systems.com/html/health_esp.html
Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, Technology, GOOGLE NEWS, Health and Fitness, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Coalition Joins National Coalition for Infant Health

Washington, D.C. 06/25/15 · Newborn Foundation News: Newborn Health leaders convene in DC...

RushPRnews now offers digital news sites +Targeted News outlet Broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO/MONTREAL 06/22/15 · Your press release to be featured on at...

Save our Skies Santa Cruz Launches Petition Urging FAA to Stop the Jet Noise

Santa Cruz, California 06/21/15 · Outraged Citizens fight FAA's NextGenprogram to reclaim quality...

Ultraseal International makes casting impregnation even easier with fully automated two-stage process

Dusseldorf, Germany 06/17/15 · Ultraseal International is living up to its global...

Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion of Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & ADELPHI, Md. 06/16/15 · Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion...

Ultraseal International celebrates second exporting award this year

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK 06/16/15 · Ultraseal International is celebrating a double success after...

The American radio host, Ed Tyll issues death threat, alleges a French-Canadian publisher

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 06/15/15 · On June 5, the controversial radio host, Edward...

Planwise: Best Mortgage Calculator Since 1993

San Francisco, CA 06/09/15 · Planwise Launches Pinterest Style Mortgage Calculator  Planwise launches PlanwiseConnect,...

Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for Canadian tech startups

Ottawa,Canada 06/09/15 · Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for...

Demand for Independence of Punjab Echoes in San Francisco

San Francisco 06/08/15 ·  Thousands of North American Sikhs converged in downtown...

World Renowned Casting Director Appointed to Eagle Arts Academy Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA 06/06/15 · Eagle Arts Academy is pleased to announce that...