BORN Ontario is pleased to announce that an exciting new resource, the Maternal Newborn Dashboard, was launched November 19, 2012, to assist labour and birth and postpartum departments in Ontario hospitals to meet their quality mandate as set out in the newly legislated Excellent Care for All Act (2010). This innovative online audit and feedback tool designed to help maternal-newborn staff and providers identify areas where practice is good and where there is room for improvement. The Maternal Newborn Dashboard has been designed to provide feedback on six key performance indicators, compare performance to established benchmarks, and other hospitals, and provide signals, to trigger action if performance is sub-optimal.
The Briefing Note about the Maternal Newborn Dashboard describes the development process, the key performance indicators included in the dashboard, and the standard reports that will accompany each indicator.
The Maternal Newborn Dashboard – Key Performance Indicator Criterion Reference Guide is provided to assist hospital users to better understand the indicator criterion.