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Perinatal Quality Indicators System

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The FPQC invites all Florida delivery hospitals to participate in the new Perinatal Indicator System.

This initiative is geared towards supporting hospital quality improvement efforts by providing hospital-specific semi-annual reports of perinatal indicators and corresponding data quality reports.

Indicators were chosen and adapted from measures provided by leading national groups such as the Joint Commission, the National Quality Forum, the Vermont Oxford Network, the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and the Leapfrog Group.

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Enrollment

This system is being offered to all Florida delivery hospitals at no charge. Hospitals may enroll at any time on a rolling basis.

  
Hospitals who would like to participate will receive:
  • Semi-annual reports for current indicators
  • Brief training modules on the data for hospital liaison  
  • Support from the FPQC for the QI efforts resulting from your data 
Hospitals who would like to participate will be required to commit to:
  • Complete two brief online training modules 
  • Complete two brief follow-up e-mails per year 
  • Work on one quality improvement project identified from your data in your hospital with support from the FPQC 
Hospitals will not be submitting any data to the FPQC.

For more information on the System, please view the materials and FAQ below.

If you missed our informational webinar on this new System, you may download the recording and slides here.

Contact FPQC@health.usf.edu with any questions.

FAQ

No, hospitals do not submit data to the FPQC. Data used for the indicators comes birth certificate and inpatient hospital discharge data. Birth certificate data is provided by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and inpatient hospital discharge data is provided to the FPQC by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
Yes, as part of this initiative, your hospital is committing to reviewing reports and identifying areas for improvement. Your hospital should identify a quality improvement project related to the perinatal indicators.
Currently, hospitals will be provided with these eight initial indicators. However, new indicators are being developed continuously. There is potential for many additional perinatal indicators; California has more than 40 indicators.
Your hospital will receive Quality Indicator reports quarterly with the most recent data available. The timeliness of the data will depend on the specific indicators and the data sources used to measure the indicator. Some indicators will be three months behind while others may six months behind or more.
The FPQC team is glad to help you interpret your data reports, improve your data quality, identify an area for improvement in patient safety, and refer you to resources to help your hospital implement a quality improvement project.

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