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Perinatal data collection: current practice in the Australian nursing and midwifery health care context

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The collection of perinatal data within Queensland, Australia, has traditionally been achieved via a paper form

    completed by midwives after each birth. Recently, with an increase in the use of e-health systems in healthcare,

    perinatal data collection has migrated to an online system. It is suggested that this move from paper to an ehealth

    platform has resulted in improvement to error rates, completion levels, timeliness of data transfer from

    healthcare institutions to the perinatal data collection and subsequent publication of data items. Worldwide,

    perinatal data are collected utilising a variety of methods, but essentially data are used for similar purposes: to

    monitor outcome patterns within obstetrics and midwifery. This paper discusses current practice in relation to

    perinatal data collection worldwide and within Australia, with a specifi c focus on Queensland, highlights relevant

    issues for midwives, and points to the need for further research into the effi cient use of an e-health platform for

    perinatal data collection.

UOW Authors


  •   Craswell, Alison (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Broadbent, Marc (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Craswell, A., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2013). Perinatal data collection: current practice in the Australian nursing and midwifery health care context. Health Information Management Journal, 42 (1), 11-17.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84885344854

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/203

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The collection of perinatal data within Queensland, Australia, has traditionally been achieved via a paper form

    completed by midwives after each birth. Recently, with an increase in the use of e-health systems in healthcare,

    perinatal data collection has migrated to an online system. It is suggested that this move from paper to an ehealth

    platform has resulted in improvement to error rates, completion levels, timeliness of data transfer from

    healthcare institutions to the perinatal data collection and subsequent publication of data items. Worldwide,

    perinatal data are collected utilising a variety of methods, but essentially data are used for similar purposes: to

    monitor outcome patterns within obstetrics and midwifery. This paper discusses current practice in relation to

    perinatal data collection worldwide and within Australia, with a specifi c focus on Queensland, highlights relevant

    issues for midwives, and points to the need for further research into the effi cient use of an e-health platform for

    perinatal data collection.

UOW Authors


  •   Craswell, Alison (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Broadbent, Marc (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Craswell, A., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2013). Perinatal data collection: current practice in the Australian nursing and midwifery health care context. Health Information Management Journal, 42 (1), 11-17.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84885344854

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/203

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 42

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia