MDI Solutions was successful in their bid response to Newborn Screening Ontario’s RFQ to provide a data architect for their Project Lancet.  MDI’s database team will work with NSO in Ottawa, Ontario to fully develop its Data Warehouse and Integrated Messaging Services and prepare for transition from their legacy Laboratory Information System.

Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) currently uses MDI Solutions’ interface engine, MD Link, to provide integration linkages for their Data Warehouse. MD Link also provides NSO’s Results interfaces to Provincial applications: OLIS (Ontario Laboratories Information System – a repository of all labor results) and BORN (Better Outcomes Registry and Network – a pregnancy and birth monitoring application).  Building on the effectiveness of the interfaces developed to date, NSO awarded a contract to MDI to lead the redevelopment of the architecture and related artifacts (data models, data dictionary/metadata repositories, ETL frameworks etc.) in support of the NSO tools.  MDI will assist NSO to develop a data roadmap of their data needs and holdings and administer mapping of all data sources and movement and provide analysis to ensure appropriate data quality.

Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO), www.newbornscreening.on.ca, is the provincial program that coordinates newborn screening in Ontario, Canada.  NSO provides screening of dried blood spots from all babies born in the province of Ontario (approximately 145,000 births per year) and coordinates the universal point of care critical congenital heart disease screening. In addition NSO undertakes other related services such as key diagnostic and monitoring activities related to these disorders. Their multidisciplinary team provides a comprehensive program of analysis, follow-up, education, research and development.