reVITALize Gynecology Data Definitions

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Common data definitions play a central role in robust performance measurement and clinician feedback for quality improvement. It is critical that definitions and data elements are harmonized across all organizations, electronic health records, clinical and patient registries, and observational research databases. The work of the reVITALize Initiative will assure that data sharing and aggregation can be used to provide the kind of quality information needed to provide the best possible care for women.

Public Comment Period – Open through June 2nd

As a result of the December 2013 reVITALize Gynecology National Stakeholder Conference (see below for more information) and subsequent follow up work, over 100 definitions have been made available for review during a 60-day open Public Comment period. We invite all interested stakeholders to participate and submit feedback. The feedback received will help to directly shape the final definitions.

The definitions have been grouped into 6 standalone polls based on topic area. To participate in Public Comment, follow the links below to be directed to the poll for each topic area. We encourage you to participate in all six polls.

Prior to visiting the electronic polls, click here to see the full listing of data element definitions and rationale from the workgroup leaders. Please note that all comments must be submitted through the polls; comments cannot be accepted via email.

reVITALize Gynecology National Stakeholder Conference

The reVITALize Gynecology Data Definitions National Stakeholder Conference took place December 5-7, 2013 and brought together over 60 national leaders in women’s health care for 3 days of debate and discussion. The conference was attended by representatives from the following organizations:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Women’s Health Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Greenway
  • Health Resources Services Administration
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health 
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Research Center for Women & Families
  • National Women's Law Center
  • North American Menopause Society
  • Physicians for Reproductive Health
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
  • Society for Women's Health Research
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction
  • The Joint Commission
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Wellpoint

Please click here for a full list of conference attendees

Next Steps

We will carefully review and evaluate all of the Public Comment responses that are received during the 60-day period. We will then make revisions to the definitions as appropriate and necessary to ensure usability and clarity. Once revised, the definitions will be submitted for legal review and endorsement by the College Executive Board. We expect that an Executive Summary of the Initiative along with the finalized definitions will be published in Obstetrics & Gynecology (the Green Journal) in 2015. Once finalized, the definitions will also be made available on this page.

Please send any questions or inquiries to

This page will be updated regularly at each step in the process, so please be sure to check back often.


Pamela Scarrow
Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement