OZ Systems’ Lura Daussat Selected for Prestigious National Library of Medicine’s Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

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

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 hands-on computer exercises featuring clinical information systems architectures and latest technologies and breakthroughs in bioinformatics specifically related to public health.

Limited to just 30 fellows, the National Library of Medicine selects participants from a competitive pool of medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators and clinical practitioners to become agents of change within their organizations. The program allows its fellows to share their own expertise and lessons learned while gaining IT knowledge to benefit their own organizations along with U.S. and global public health initiatives.

As an account manager for health IT leader OZ Systems, Lura Daussat specializes in development, training and implementation for state public health programs in newborn hearing, point-of-care and metabolic/genetic screening programs. With a focus on standards and interoperability for public health, she has been active with the Public Health and Emergency Response work group of Health Level 7 (HL7), formulating draft standards for trial use for point-of-care newborn screening programs, EHDI (Early Hearing and Detection Intervention) and Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD). Lura has been a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and West Africa, and today serves on the Board of Directors of the Ghana Initiative for Valued Education (GIVE). She holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Public Health degree in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

“I’m confident that Lura’s participation will benefit her cohorts while allowing her to learn about the latest breakthroughs in information technology and informatics,” said Terese Finitzo, CEO of OZ Systems. “We’re very proud to have a key member of our team embedded in the highest levels of education in our field. It further reiterates our commitment to remaining at the forefront of industry knowledge and IT aimed at improving public health.”    

Taught by leading faculty in the field, the program aims to prepare participants in filling decision-making roles regarding leading-edge, computer-based initiatives in biomedicine, telemedicine, patient-centered care, clinical research and public health. Costs of the course, including travel and housing, are fully supported by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

About the National Library of Medicine
Established in 1836, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library, hosting a vast print and digital collection searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

About OZ Systems
OZ Systems develops and implements the world’s smartest information technology platforms — bridging crucial information gaps that support quality care and timely interventions for patients and those who care for them. Recognized for innovation in design and interoperability, OZ Systems has projects with healthcare providers and public health agencies in 10 states and seven countries

Contact: Steve Montgomery at 214.212.0304 (smontgomery@ozsystems.com)

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