The Perinatal Data Registry (PDR) is receiving an update to its core data set as part of a critical modernization of perinatal data towards improving maternity services across BC. This work is being prioritized as noted in the Health Authority mandate letter and identified in the Maternity Services Strategy (MSS).
This modernization of the data variables is occurring to align with the clinical content of the PSBC perinatal forms, to align with evolving best practices including the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) guidelines, and to remove duplication with the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD).
To update the core PDR dataset, PSBC will be releasing version 7.1 after April 2024. The changes will introduce new fields, updates to existing fields and the discontinuation of fields deemed to be redundant or no longer relevant. Details of the changes will be shared separately. Data collection for the new core data will start for the fiscal 2024/25 year.
A comprehensive training plan is currently being developed to facilitate a seamless transition with the upcoming changes. The plan will include training sessions, recorded instructional videos and reference documents. In addition, a SharePoint site has been created for HIM coders to access reference documents and manuals. The site currently contains documentation on the description of the core field changes and where those fields are located on the clinical forms. New resources will be added to the SharePoint on an ongoing basis to better support Health Organizations.
Facilities will be scheduled for training sessions in coordination with regional HIM leaders. PSBC will initiate discussions in the upcoming months to determine the optimal timing of the sessions for each health authority or facility.
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