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HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY TO THE BORN INFORMATION SYSTEM (BIS)!

January 23, 2015 marks the third birthday for the BIS. We wanted to thank our stakeholders for their participation in BORN Ontario (Better Outcomes Registry & Network), a key initiative in Ontario’s maternal-child health care system.

The BIS is the central web-enabled tool developed and used by BORN to collect, store, and exchange health information. The system links data contributors and care providers from birthing hospitals, midwifery practices, newborn screening and prenatal screening laboratories, primary care and community care facilities, fertility treatment centers, and public health units to improve access and interpretability of health information when and where it is appropriate.

The BIS now securely maintains personal health data for over 632,000 women who are pregnant, have given birth, or are seeking fertility treatment. Every year more than 145,000 new births and pregnancy records are added to the system. Over 100 reports are discretely and securely made available to health care organizations to provide care insight and manage their contribution of high quality data to BORN

We wanted to thank our stakeholders for their participation in BORN Ontario (Better Outcomes Registry & Network), a key initiative in Ontario’s maternal-child health care system. BORN’s stakeholders’ investment in data entry and data quality have been invaluable. Decisions about health care and policy are now based on the timely, best available evidence collected right here in Ontario.
It’s a good time to be born in Ontario. Thank you for helping us to support the best possible beginnings for lifelong health.

Dr. Ann Sprague Dr. Mark Walker Dr. Pranesh Chakraborty
Acting BORN Director BORN Scientific Director BORN Medical Director