The BORN Information System is organized by encounters of care across the continuum. An encounter involves an interaction between the patient/client and the provider of services, (e.g. out-patient care management, hospital or home birth experiences, etc.). Certain data elements are common across encounters. Wherever possible, data will pre-populate subsequent encounters, thereby reducing duplication of data entry. This model enables program-specific analysis by encounter, or analysis of aggregated data by population and health system.
Navigating the Data Dictionary by Encounter
Data elements for each encounter (available in the online searchable Data Dictionary or in PDF) are not organized in the order in which they are to be entered in the BORN Information System.
Antenatal General: Maternal and pregnancy information for midwifery clients or patients who have antenatal hospital or clinic visits.
Antenatal Specialty: Maternal, pregnancy, and fetal information for women who require specialized care at a maternal fetal medicine unit or prenatal genetic clinic.
Birth Mother: Maternal information during the birth experience. Includes hospital care and midwifery attended home births.
Fertility (CARTR Plus): Data from IVF cycles at fertility clinics in Canada (only released following review by a committee of the IVF community)
Labour: Maternal information during the labour experience. Includes hospital care and midwifery attended home births.
Newborn Screening: Newborn screening information for every newborn. Results are obtained from Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO).
Newborn Screening Follow-up: Newborn screening follow-up information for newborns where applicable. Results are obtained from Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO).
NICU/SCN: Information for newborns who require specialized care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN).
Patient Profile: Maternal or newborn patient specific information including name, date of birth, baby sex, and residence information.
Postpartum Child: Newborn information after birth. Includes hospital and midwifery care.
Postpartum Mother: Maternal information during the postpartum period. Includes hospital and midwifery care.
Prenatal Screening: Prenatal screening information for every mother who accesses prenatal screening services. Results are obtained from Prenatal Screening Ontario (PSO).
Prenatal Screening Follow-up: Prenatal screening follow-up information for every mother where applicable. Results are obtained from Prenatal Screening Ontario (PSO).