Newborn Screening Information for Providers:
MNScreen is a secure, system for reporting pulse oximetry and hearing screening results in Minnesota. The system—which involves collaboration among the Newborn Screening Program, OZ Systems, midwives, and birth facility IT and nursery staff—is designed to improve demographic data integrity and the efficiency of follow-up care coordination for children who do not pass the hearing and pulse oximetry screenings.
MNScreen will allow both MDH program staff and birth facilities to monitor their own screening programs on an ongoing, real-time basis, which will help improve services for all Minnesota newborns. In the future, outpatient providers will also be able to use MNScreen to report diagnostic test results and refer newborns for other early interventions as needed, helping to improve access and reduce disparities in care.
MNScreen has been declared a specialized registry for Meaningful Use. All facility birth facilities should be active with implementation and submission of information.
Hospital Training Manual
The MNScreen Training Manual for hospital births reviews our program's expectations of nurseries for reporting hearing and pulse oximetry screening results and managing your nursery's MNScreen site. Please print the MNScreen Training Manual and have a copy available in your nursery for reference during screening.
Out-of-Hospital Training Manual
The MNScreen Training Manual for out-of-hospital births reviews our program's expectations of midwifes and birth centers for reporting hearing and pulse oximetry screening results and managing your practice's MNScreen site. Please print the MNScreen Training Manual and have a copy available for reference during screening.