UHS using new technology to improve newborn care

Nearly half of all U.S. infants are in need of specialty health care but may not receive that care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. University Health System (UHS) is unveiling new technology to speed-up birth no

tifications and improve follow-up care for babies born at University hospital. 

With this new technology, Texas health officials will automatically receive secured demographic information, as well as results from a newborn’s hearing screening test, collected via UHS’ electronic medical record system. UHS officials say their new system will ensure that newborn infants, including those with hearing-related problems, receive timely and appropriate follow-up care.

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