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November 18, 2002

Modis completes data system for health agency

From: Jacksonville Business Journal, FL
Nov. 18, 2002

Modis, the information technology services business unit of Jacksonville-based MPS Group (NYSE: MPS), has completed a Web-based collection and reporting system for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the company recently announced.

The project, developed by Modis with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, collects data from hearing tests of newborn infants across the state. The state mandates that all birthing hospitals with more than 100 births annually conduct hearing screens on infants prior to hospital discharge.

Infants who fail the screen, or pass the screen and present with risk indictors for delayed or progressive hearing loss, are referred to audiologists for additional testing.

The program goals are screening by one month of age; confirmed hearing loss by three months of age; and early intervention by six months of age.

Reported information is used for program monitoring to ensure program goals are met.

Previously, the agency received test results in different data and storage formats.

As the program expanded statewide, the collection of data proved to be unmanageable, and impacted the ability of the state agency to monitor the newborn hearing screening process.

The information collected is also used for resource allocation and requesting grants and funds from public sources.

The new system is a Web-based data collection and reporting system that provides a uniform data platform.

"This new system puts South Carolina on the cutting edge of technology while helping improve information transfer and management," said Chris Dickenson, managing director of Modis in South Carolina.

© 2002 American City Business Journals Inc.

© 2002 American City Business Journals Inc.