MAWS is delighted to share the news that the long awaited Community Birth Data Registry is now live. For more information plan to join us for one of the upcoming information sessions: Friday, October 27th, noon - 1 pm or Friday, November 17th, noon - 1 pm. Here is the Zoom link for both of the information sessions.
If you've already signed up to participate in the CBDR but have questions and/or concerns about the Information Sharing Agreement (ISA), please join us for a discussion on Monday, October 23rd, from noon - 12:30 pm. Here is the Zoom link for this discussion about the ISA
And, if you have already signed up for the CBDR and returned the Information Sharing Agreement (ISA), please register for one of the upcoming CBDR live demo/training sessions by contacting Kristin Sitcov (email@example.com). These training sessions will take place on: Friday, October 27th, 1 - 2 pm; Friday, November 3rd, 1 - 2 pm; and Friday, November 17th, 1 - 2 pm. Here is the Zoom link for the live demo/training sessions
For the past several years, the Foundation for Health Care Quality (FHCQ) has been working with midwifery leaders in our state to build a comprehensive data repository that will enable ALL community-based midwives in Washington state and beyond, to collect their data alongside hospital data for the purpose of both quality improvement and research. After reading this information sheet, we hope you’ll see the value of this endeavor and consider our invitation to participate.
Introduction and History
FHCQ is a non-profit, neutral entity, based in Seattle, that houses a suite of programs centered around quality improvement and patient safety, including the OB Care Outcomes Assessment Program (OB COAP) and Smooth Transitions. Since its inception in 2010, OB COAP has included data on community births in Washington–specifically, data submitted by members of the Midwives’ Association of WA State (MAWS). At the time, many licensed midwives in Washington were already voluntarily contributing their data to MANA Stats, a national midwifery data repository.
In 2014, data collection became mandatory for licensed midwives in Washington as a condition for licensure renewal. Recognizing the value of having data on planned home and birth center outcomes captured in the same database as hospital data, but seeking to reduce the data burden on community midwives, MAWS entered into a data-sharing agreement with the MANA Division of Research and FHCQ that allowed MAWS member data to be exported from MANA Stats into OB COAP. There are now over 14,000 community birth records in OB COAP, and the OB COAP Management Committee includes two members of the LM community.
Why We Created the Community Birth Data Registry
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