Perinatal and Midwifery Data Enhancements
Enhancements to the Perinatal Hospital and Midwifery data are reviewed on an annual cycle with approved changes being implemented in early April. Last year the Data Collection Review Committee received 138 enhancement requests with approximately 50 submitted by external stakeholders including BORN users and researchers. This year, a decision was made to only implement minor changes with a focus on completeness of data capture and known data quality issues. As a result, approximately half of the requests were accepted for implementation on April 6, 2015. Most changes involve pick list values (renaming and adding) and validation rules (new and modified rules), with a minimal number of new data elements. A detailed list of all enhancements can be found at under Enhancements-2015.