Quality Indicators Project
With funding from the March of Dimes, the FPQC has initiated a Quality Improvement Indicator Pilot Project with support of project stakeholders from 7 hospitals and 7 state organizations. The project’s purpose is twofold: 1.) to pilot potential hospital perinatal health care quality improvement measures, and 2.) to pilot potential hospital data quality measures. This project is being modeled after California’s quality indicator project where they use timely data linkage from birth certificates and hospital discharge data as well as select hospital data entry. Both health care quality and data quality measures will be proposed and prioritized by project stakeholders and tested by the project team. The initial steps are to pilot both reports using older linked data to demonstrate the indicator feasibility and utility. Based on these pilot project efforts, a new statewide proposal will be developed to provide more timely and ultimately accurate indicators for all hospitals.