reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions Conference
August 3, 2012 – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in collaboration with members of the Women’s Health Registry Alliance, convened the reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions Conference, a women’s health data stakeholder meeting to standardize obstetric clinical data definitions.
Elliott K. Main, MD, FACOG, and M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, FACOG, co-chaired the Conference, bringing together over 80 leaders in women’s health, public health, and vital statistics to join in the reVITALize initiative. Attendees included physicians, nurse-midwives, nurses, coding specialists, health services researchers, electronic medical record vendors, liaisons from federal and state health agencies, and representatives from health payors and health systems.
Cosponsored by the March of Dimes, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and United Health Foundation, the reVITALize Conference began the process of developing, and helping gain wide adoption of, national standardized obstetric clinical data definitions. Wide use of operational definitions will improve the advancement and integration of performance measurement, registries, research, electronic health records, and birth certificates.
The full Executive Summary of the conference can be read here.
Stakeholders interested in reVITALize are welcome to send their contact information to QI@acog.org.