Over 200 Hospitals Join New HHS Material and Infant Care Collaborative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) this week announced that over 200 hospitals nationwide are now participating in the HHS Perinatal Improvement Collaborative. The participating facilities comprise a network of hospitals from all 50 states focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes by reducing disparities and evaluating how pregnancy affects overall population health by linking inpatient data of newborns to their mothers.

The new collaborative was developed as part of the HHS Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Data and Analysis Initiative which seeks to enhance maternal health data, improve performance, and strengthen evidence-based practices to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. Each participating hospital will capture more than 150 measures to understand clinical and non-clinical factors that impact overall maternal and infant health outcomes with an overarching focus on health disparities.

Additional information, including a listing of participating facilities, isavailable here.