Statewide Perinatal Data System

Pam Parker, Central New York Data Coordinator
Email: parkerp@upstate.edu

The Central New York Regional Perinatal Program worked very closely with the New York State Department of Health in the development and implementation of the Statewide Perinatal Data System (SPDS) as well as its prototype, the Regional Perinatal Data System (RPDS).

The Core Module

Quality Assurance Reports

Insurance Disparity Analysis

Healthy People 2012 (HP2020)

Selected Indicators by Race/
Ethnicity 2012

The Core Module, an enhanced electronic birth certificate system that is used in all 21 birth hospitals throughout the 13 county Central New York Region. It provides each hospital with standardized quality-focused prenatal and pregnancy outcome information. This information is tabulated and reported locally for quality improvement purposes.

Data reflect a range of clinical measures and interventions, public program participation, demographic characteristics, and psychosocial and socioeconomic information.
Information captured by the Core Module includes, but is not limited to:

  • Maternal demographics
  • Payor status
  • Entry into prenatal care
  • Preterm labor
  • Adequacy of weight gain during pregnancy
  • Prenatal education
  • Maternal risk factors
  • Newborn outcomes
  • Breastfeeding in the early postpartum period

Hospital birth registrars and QI staff generate standardized reports on a monthly basis. Record level data are available to specified individuals at each hospital via extract from a secure Department of Health website. These reports and data are used to monitor trends at the hospital level and improve the outcomes of pregnancies.

De-identified data from each affiliate hospital's Core Module sent from the New York State Department of Health to the Regional Perinatal Program are used to create aggregate data reports for comparison to:

  • Other similar hospitals in the region
  • Performance of the region as a whole
  • Healthy People 2020 goals

The Neonatal High Risk Module

The Neonatal High Risk Module, used in the 6 hospitals with (NICU) Neonatal Intensive Care services in the Central New York Region,captures clinical treatment and outcome information on neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

Data reflect a range of clinical measures and interventions, public program participation, and neonatal outcomes.

Information captured by the NICU Module includes, but is not limited to:

  • Birth characteristics
  • Infant status on admission to the NICU
  • Infant outcomes
  • Diagnoses and treatments specific to each body system

Specified individuals at each hospital generate standard reports. Record level data are available via extract from a secure Department of Health website. These data are used to monitor trends at the hospital level and to improve the outcomes of pregnancies.

The Obstetric High Risk Module

This module has not yet been developed for the Statewide Perinatal Data System, but exists in the Regional Perinatal Data System. The Obstetric High Risk Module contains information on all maternal transports throughout the Central New York Region. It is currently in use at the Regional Center.

Data from this module reflects:

  • Range of clinical measures and interventions
  • Status at transfer
  • Maternal and neonatal outcomes

Specified individuals generate standardized reports. These data are used on a monthly basis for surveillance and quality improvement and annually for outreach visits to each affiliate hospital. Record level data are used to monitor trends at both the hospital and regional level and to improve the outcomes of pregnancies.