Becker's Healthcare November 8, 2021
Erica Carbajal

New HHS program 1st to link data from mothers and newborns to improve outcomes, reduce disparities 

New federal maternal and infant health program first to link data from mothers to newborns

More than 200 U.S. hospitals are participating in a new HHS program that aims to improve maternal and infant health outcomes by reducing disparities. 

The HHS Perinatal Improvement Collaborative “is the first to evaluate how pregnancy affects overall population health by linking inpatient data of newborns to their mothers,” according to a Nov. 8 news release. 

The initiative involves a two-pronged approach that...

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