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Newborn Dried Blood Spot (NDBS) Screening Implementation Guide for Laboratory Results

Public Health Informatics Institute
November 1, 2011
Methods and tools
Information systems development

As with many aspects of healthcare, the organization and delivery of newborn care is information-intensive and can be facilitated by automating information management, usually in the form of electronic health records (EHR) or health information systems. In 2010, the Public Health Informatics Institute, through a grant funded by HRSA, convened a workgroup to develop a message implementation guide to provide an electronic message template for NDBS laboratories to use for standardized reporting of NDBS laboratory results. The workgroup members include representatives from public health laboratories, public health agencies and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This document is the collaborative effort of that workgroup and is based on Health Level Seven (HL7) Version 2.5.1, as published by the HL7 organization ( Note: This Implementation Guide replaces a previous PHII implementation guide describing the use of an earlier version of the HL7 messaging standard (v 2.3.1).

Citation Information: 
The Public Health Informatics Institute. "Newborn Dried Blood Spot (NDBS) Screening Implementation Guide for Laboratory Results." (accessed 11/16/2020).