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National Perinatal Information Center & GE Healthcare to Collaborate on Patient Safety
This innovative collaboration will feature both live and virtual components that will address maternal and newborn safety, including raising awareness and prevention of newborn falls.
Today, the National Perinatal Information Center (NPIC), known for best-in-class perinatal data analytics, announces that it has signed a collaborative agreement with GE Healthcare to explore the clinical impacts and outcomes of newborn falls that occur in hospitals during the labor, delivery, and postpartum period. NPIC and GE Healthcare will work collaboratively to provide a year-long national patient safety education series for inpatient healthcare providers focusing on quality improvement and implementation science, creating additional bandwidth for hospitals seeking to advance their quality improvement processes. They will also work with other professional organizations to facilitate critical discussions in identifying causes of newborn falls in hospitals and bring frontline nursing expertise to the continued development of reduction and mitigation strategies.
"Today's announcement expands NPIC's longstanding commitment to maternal health and patient care," says Dr. Elizabeth Rochin, President of NPIC. "Establishing key collaborations with organizations who are also committed to the improvement of maternal health, while committing to sustainable programs to elevate inpatient quality and safety outcomes, are of the utmost importance to us at NPIC."
"The past two years have taught us that healthcare, particularly maternal healthcare, requires a strong and deliberate strategy developed through innovative and diverse thought," stated Larry Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors for NPIC. "Creating partnerships that can promote maternal and neonatal health in a broader and increasingly complex environment, while highlighting the data that drive quality outcomes, is what NPIC is known for, and should be known for."
Luke Delaney, General Manager, Maternal Infant Care, GE Healthcare added, "Partnering with NPIC on a patient safety education series directly supports our simple, singular mission to help send moms and babies home healthy. Additionally, collaborating with professional organizations impacts the wider community goal to promote the best possible outcomes."
Established in 1985 as a Providence, RI non-profit organization, NPIC is dedicated to the improvement of perinatal health through comparative data analysis, program evaluation, health services research, and professional continuing education. To learn more about NPIC, https://www.npic.org/
GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics and digital solutions innovator, enabling clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 48,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world.
Elizabeth Rochin, PhD, RN, NE-BC, President