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February 05, 2019
Collaboration with OZ Systems gives hospitals integrated newborn screening solution to reduce delays and mitigate risks related to shipping specimens
STACS DNA today announced the launch of Track-Kit for Hospitals, which helps birth hospitals reduce delays and mitigate risks related to shipping newborn blood spot (NBS) screening specimens to the state laboratory. Track-Kit for Hospitals supports state mandates of saving babies’ lives and improving quality of life through early detection of treatable conditions.
Today, staff at hospitals can check their courier application to see if a package of NBS specimens has been delivered to the state lab, but few have a paper trail to confirm that all specimens collected that day indeed made it into the package. It takes time for busy hospital staff to monitor every shipment to ensure on-time delivery. When a specimen is missed, days may pass before anyone realizes; by then, urgent treatment for that baby may be delayed and pre-screening costs have doubled.
Expedites Screening and Mitigates Risk
Designed to save hospital nursery and lab staff time, mitigate risk and liability and save money, Track-Kit for Hospitals tracks all specimens, and alerts hospital staff when action may be required. More specifically, Track-Kit:
“Hospitals face the daily challenge of providing exceptional patient care while under resource pressure,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “Track-Kit can save hospital staff time by alerting them if they need to take quick action, such as expediting a delayed specimen or to address quality or inventory concerns. Now that Track-Kit has been proven in several states in other markets, we are confident to offer Track-Kit to hospitals together with OZ Systems.”
Tracks Both Babies and Specimens
Track-Kit for Hospitals will be available from reseller OZ Systems. To deliver additional value to hospitals, OZ Systems will offer Track-Kit as part of an integrated solution called OZ Newborn Screening Suite for Hospitals. This robust NBS information system provides hospital staff with accurate data about both the baby and the specimen, all in one place, using proven OZ solutions and industry standard technologies. OZ Newborn Screening Suite for Hospitals:
Track-Kit for Hospitals is part of the Track-Kit product line, which includes solutions for statewide newborn screening and sexual assault kit tracking.
About STACS DNA
STACS DNA delivers sample tracking systems to meet transparency, performance and regulatory expectations. Track-Kit™ tracks samples from collection to storage, preventing delayed or lost kits, and is the leading statewide sexual assault kit tracking system in the U.S. STACS® is the hub of automated DNA labs, providing an audit trail of all lab activity to maximize case throughput and minimize risk and errors. Our customers are federal, state, regional and local agencies, including many of the largest forensics DNA labs in North America. Visit www.stacsdna.com
About 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. Visit www.oz-systems.com
Read the OZ Newborn Screening Suite for Hospitals announcement; this offering from OZ Systems includes Track-Kit for Hospitals:
OZ Systems First-Ever Newborn Screening Suite for Hospitals Improves Patient Safety and Quality of Care for State-Mandated Screening
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