Some organizations manually enter information into the BORN Information System (BIS), some upload batches of information from their Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and some use a combination of the two. Organizations choose the method that makes the most sense for them.

Manual Data Entry Resources

Downtime Forms - Hospitals

Downtime Forms - Midwifery

Batch Upload Resources

If your organization is an upload site, the work happens in the background; frontline staff enter directly into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). A designated person uploads information from the EMR into the BORN Information System (BIS).

  • Please log into the BORN Information System (BIS) and visit the Help Page to view the Upload File Specification; the BIS User Guide and the BIS Messaging Guide.
  • Requirements for Live and Stillbirths