Building a newborn screening information management system from theory to practice
What do you do when your newborn screening program grows in importance, beyond its original data management origins in a time of cloud computing and integrated informatics systems for healthcare? Entities such as Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) have risen to the challenges inherent to this question, undertaking an end-to-end assessment of their needs and existing capabilities, in the process deciding on "a holistic full product lifecycle redesign approach." This paper describes the full process as conducted by NSO, from theory to practice. The authors conclude "that developing, implementing, and deploying a [screening information management system] is about much more than the technology; team engagement, strong leadership, and clear vision and strategy can lead newborn screening programs looking to do the same to success and long-term gains in patient outcomes.