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Perinatal Quality Indicators (PQI) System

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The Perinatal Quality Indicators (PQI) Initiative supports hospital quality improvement efforts by providing hospital-specific semi-annual or quarterly reports of perinatal indicators and related reports.

PQI is offered to all Florida delivery hospitals at no charge and hospitals can enroll at any time.

FPQC’s PQI have been adapted from measures provided by leading national groups such as the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, Vermont Oxford Network, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative(CMQCC), and the Leapfrog Group. The FPQC Data Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from participating hospitals and state partnering organizations, selects and revises data indicators, as well as recommends presentation format.  

 

PQI 

 

FPQC Introduces the Differences in Perinatal Outcomes Dashboard to PQI Teams

FPQC held a webinar on May 31st, 2023 introducing all hospitals participating in PQI to the new Differences in Perinatal Outcomes dashboard. This dashboard helps hospitals identify differences between groups within outcomes, which will help narrow gaps in Key Perinatal Indicators across PQI facilities. 

New Florida State Statute Requiring FPQC Participation

*A new state statute requires participation by maternity units in at least two FPQC initiatives. On August 23, 2022, FPQC hosted a webinar where we shared information with hospital teams about opportunities for participation. PQI, Postpartum Access and Continuity of Care (PACC) Initiative, and Mother-Focused Care Initiative participation can contribute to the fulfillment of this requirement. 


Enroll in PQI Today!

Invitation to Enroll and Commitment Form >

  
What will hospitals get from participating?

  • Semi-annual or quarterly reports for current indicators
  • Brief training modules on the data for hospital liaison 
  • FPQC support for QI efforts resulting from your hospital data

What will hospitals need to do to participate?

  • Complete two online training modules
  • Complete two brief surveys per year
  • Work on improving your hospital’s data quality based on issues identified from your hospital’s PQI report with support from the FPQC or Florida Department of Health

Hospitals do not have to submit any additional data to the FPQC to get these reports.

For more information on the initiative, please view the materials and FAQ below. Contact FPQC@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, there are eight (8) sets of indicators provided to hospitals. Each set contains related indicators. 

  1. Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment     
  2. Failed Induction of Labor
  3. Low Risk Primary Cesarean Section (Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex)   
  4. Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries <39 Weeks       
  5. Postpartum Hemorrhage     
  6. Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy   
  7. Severe Maternal Morbidity     
  8. Unexpected Newborn Complications

New perinatal indicators may be proposed and offered. 

Currently hospital receive their reports bi-annually (May and December), and can access their reports live through Dashboard, with the option to print out reports. In the future, this may be increased to quarterly. 
FPQC will gladly assist your hospital team with interpreting your hospital’s data reports, improving your hospital’s data quality, identifying an area for improvement in patient safety, and referring you to resources to help your hospital implement a quality improvement project.
  • Quality Indicator System Training Modules

    View Training Module 1: Perinatal Quality Indicators (16:29 min) 


    View Training Module 2: Understanding Perinatal Quality Improvement Indicator Reports (10:03 min)


    You may view the training module and complete the assessment as many times as you'd like. If you have access trouble, please contact FPQC@usf.edu


  • Participating Hospitals

    AdventHealth Altamonte

    AdventHealth Celebration

    AdventHealth Daytona Beach

    AdventHealth Fish

    AdventHealth Heart of Florida

    AdventHealth Ocala

    AdventHealth Orlando

    AdventHealth Sebring

    AdventHealth Tampa

    AdventHealth Waterman

    AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

    AdventHealth Winter Park

    AdventHealth Zephyrhills

    Ascension Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast

    Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County 

    Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside

    Baptist Hospital (Pensacola)

    Baptist Hospital of Miami

    Baptist Jacksonville (Downtown)

    Baptist Medical Center Beaches

    Baptist Medical Center Clay

    Baptist Medical Center Nassau

    Baptist South

    Bayfront Health Port Charlotte

    Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Baby Place

    Bethesda Hospital

    Boca Raton Medical Center

    Bravera Health Hospital (Spring Hill)

    Broward Health Coral Springs

    Broward Health Medical Center

    Cape Canaveral Hospital

    Cape Coral Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital

    Flagler Hospital

    Good Samaritan Medical Center

    HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

    HCA Florida Capital Hospital

    HCA Florida Citrus Hospital

    HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

    HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital

    HCA Florida Mercy Hospital

    HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

    HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

    HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital

    HCA Florida Osceola Hospital

    HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital

    HCA Florida Oviedo Medical Center

    HCA Florida Palms West Hospital

    HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital

    HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

    HCA Florida University Hospital

    HCA Florida West Hospital

    Halifax Hospital

    Health First Holmes Regional

    HealthPark Medical Center

    Homestead hospital

    Indian River Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

    JFK Medical Center

    Jackson Hospital (Marianna)

    Jackson North Medical Center

    Jackson South Medical Center

    Jackson West Medical Center

    Jupiter Medical Center

    Kendall Regional

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center

    Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

    Lower Keys Medical Center

    Lawnwood Regional

    Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Mease Countryside Hospital

    Memorial Hospital West

    Memorial Hospital Miramar

    Memorial Regional Hospital

    Morton Plant Hospital

    Mt. Sinai Medical Center

    NCH North Naples

    North Okaloosa Medical Center

    Northwest Medical Center

    Palmetto General Hospital

    Parrish Medical Center 

    Rockledge Regional Medical Center

    Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola

    Santa Rosa Medical Center

    Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System

    Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Venice Campus

    South Florida Baptist Hospital

    South Lake Hospital

    South Miami Hospital

    St. Joseph’s Hospital North

    St. Joseph’s Hospital South

    St. Joseph’s Women's Hospital

    St. Lucie Medical Center

    St. Mary’s Medical Center

    Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

    Tampa General Hospital

    The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Medical Center

    UCF Lake Nona Medical Center

    UF Health Central Florida

    UF Health Jacksonville

    UF Health Jacksonville North Campus

    UF Health Shands Hospital

    Wellington Regional 

    West Boca Medical Center

    West Kendall Baptist

    Winnie Palmer

    Winter Haven Women's Hospital