BORN Ontario has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services(MCYS) and Public Health Units since BORN’s inception to support both in their role of fostering children’s best start in life. The most recent initiative is to enhance the way in which key maternal child screening information moves between hospital and public health care providers so as to help facilitate care and transitions from hospital to community.
BORN has built an electronic version of the ‘Healthy Babies Healthy Children’ screening tool in the BORN Information System (BIS),which will permit the disclosure of relevant and timely information to Public Health units. Public health units use this screening information to triage home visits and supportive community care for women and newborns of highest needs.
The purpose of this pilot is two-fold:
- Build the foundation for an additional ‘Missed Screen’ function of the Registry.
- Enhance the current data collection mechanisms for the postnatal HBHC Screens in hospital. The current process of manual data capture, fax and subsequent re-keying significantly increases the risk of human error.
The hospital/health unit dyads currently involved in this pilot will help inform the future provincial rollout.
For more information please contact Paula Morrison.