COMPUTERIZED NEWBORN SCREENING IN TEXAS - A MULTIPLE MICROCOMPUTER APPROACH.

Bradford L. Therrell, Louis O. Brown

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Abstract

The Texas Department of Health expanded its newborn screening program to include four disorders in February of 1980. Because of the large volume of specimens being processed (approximately 2500 daily), the laboratory aspects of this program were computerized, and currently both laboratory and follow-up activities are linked by computer. A description is given of the modular, microcomputer approach used, which has provided the necessary capabilities to ensure accurate and efficient tracking of newborns from specimen submission through diagnosis and treatment. Continual program evaluations are also possible through statistical tabulations of various types of data collected and maintained in the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
PublisherIEEE
Pages36-40
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608447
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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