Quality Improvement Practices

NewSTEPs aims to improve outcomes for newborns by improving the overall quality of the newborn screening system. To do this, NewSTEPs offers various quality improvement practices including a comprehensive site review program and a continuous quality improvement initiative.

Select each practice to read more below.

Site Review

NewSTEPs provides non-regulatory site reviews aimed at assessing various components of a newborn screening program including the laboratory system, birth facilities and follow-up system for quality improvement purposes. The site review is facilitated by a team of experts that evaluate programs in a customizable manner with a focus on assessing programmatic areas including state legislation and policy, ethics, funding models, organizational structure, point of care testing, education and more.

Site Review

Continuous Quality Improvement

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Continuous Quality Improvement