OZ Systems and STACS DNA Enter into Strategic Alliance to Provide Essential Solutions to Newborn Screening Programs
April 18, 2017
End-to-end systems for timely and accurate newborn screening address previous gaps that put infants at risk
ARLINGTON, TX AND OTTAWA, ON— APRIL 18, 2017—OZ Systems and STACS DNA have partnered to create end-to-end systems specifically designed to achieve timely and accurate newborn screening care. The partnership was inspired by the lack of robust newborn screening IT solutions in the market – a gap that has endangered newborn lives in the past. The collaboration will marry solutions for newborn blood spot screening from OZ Systems with sample tracking from STACS DNA.
“Recognizing this missing link in the systems we work with every day sparked an urgent need for a solution. We knew STACS DNA would be the best partner for integrating specimen tracking with our newborn screening technology,” said Terese Finitzo, CEO of OZ Systems. “The newborn screening community will soon have a fix to chronic errors and delays from current processes. The solution will be provided directly through familiar OZ Systems platforms. We know this breakthrough will save lives and we are excited for its debut.”
The integrated technology will improve newborn screening programs in a variety of ways, reducing costs and improving efficiency, upgrading safety measures and enhancing mechanisms for capturing and sharing information. The partnership creates a one-stop-shop for healthcare providers, giving them access to newborn and specimen tracking IT solutions in one place, eliminating the onerous task of piecing multiple disparate systems together.
“Our sample tracking technology, integrated with OZ Systems’ newborn screening solutions, will create the most accurate and efficient newborn screening programs available to date,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and CEO of STACS DNA. “The opportunity to fill a void that exists in such a vital process, newborn screening, makes the impact of our work that much more meaningful. I am eager to see the results we will drive in public health programs across the US and Canada.”
Look for full product announcements from OZ Systems and STACS DNA in September.
ABOUT STACS DNA
STACS DNA offers sample tracking software for timeliness, transparency and accountability. Track-Kit™ tracks samples from collection to storage, preventing delayed or lost tests and keeping all stakeholders informed. STACS® software is the hub of integrated DNA labs, increasing productivity and quality. Our customers are federal, state, regional and local agencies, including many of the largest forensics DNA labs in North America.
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 health care providers and public health agencies in 12 US states and three countries.