The Neonatal Information System™ (NIS™) is a clinical database solution that was developed based on over 25 years of input from physicians, nurses and administrators from different regions of the United States. Designed specifically for high-risk infants, the NIS™ HRF supports the tracking of health outcomes and neurodevelopment from infancy through childhood and encompasses the full scope of high-risk infant follow-up assessment and care.
The NIS™ HRF can be used as a standalone system or as an app to the NIS™. For hospitals using the NIS™, the demographic, perinatal, hospital stay and discharge data are automatically linked to the NIS™ saving time and avoiding double data entry. In addition, new patient data (for patients whose hospital care occurred elsewhere) can also be entered into the NIS™ clinical database.
Hospitals that choose to use the NIS™ HRF as a standalone data management system have the option to interface with the hospital electronic medical record - just as the hospitals that use the in-house portion of the NIS™ has - to upload data to and from the EMR and NIS™ HRF.
Importantly, hospitals using the NIS™ High-Risk Infant Follow-up application able to query the data both retrospectively as well as prospectively. As an example:
Of the patients who had BPD and were on a ventilator for more than 10 days and received a FiO2 of greater than 0.75; how many were developmentally delayed at a corrected age of 18 months.
Of the patients who were developmentally delayed at age 18 months; how many had BPD and were on a ventilator of more than 10 days and received a FiO2 of greater than 0.75.