• Grobman, William A (Co-Investigator)
  • Holl, Jane Louise (Co-Investigator)
  • Kho, Abel N (Co-Investigator)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) seeks to improve birth outcomes and reduce costs related to poor birth outcomes in the state of Illinois. The ILPQC will collaborate with IL perinatal stakeholders to improve perinatal safety, efficiency, quality of care, and outcomes for women and infants. The ILPQC will initiate obstetric and neonatal quality improvement initiatives with participating hospitals. ILPQC will work with the hospitals to utilize quality improvement and implementation science methodologies to disseminate best practice approaches, collect process and outcome variables on these initiatives and, then, collectively work to design solutions to improve outcomes across the collaborative. ILPQC will develop a web-based, secure database for participating hospitals to regularly input their data. Each participating hospital will be able to review their own data in real time, as well as, generate monthly reports and compare their data to the other de-identified participating hospitals. All data will be linked only to a unique identifier number so that individual hospitals cannot be identified or linked to their data. Hospitals will know their unique identifier and will be able to compare their outcomes to the other de-identified hospitals. The ILPQC will use these data to engage perinatal stakeholders in process improvement and implementation of collectively developed best practices to increase the quality of perinatal care.
Effective start/end date12/1/132/19/16


  • Health Management Associates, Inc. (agr 12/01/2013//1Z0C30548-01-00)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (agr 12/01/2013//1Z0C30548-01-00)


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