Maternal Data Center

The Maternal Data Center (MDC) is an online web tool that generates near real-time data and performance metrics on maternity care services for hospital participants. Hospitals submit patient discharge data – data that they already collect – to the MDC, which instantaneously links the discharge data to birth certificate data. The result is a low-burden tool that gives clinicians the perinatal performance metrics and benchmarking data they need to drive quality improvement.

More than 200 hospitals use the MDC to:

  • Generate nationally endorsed perinatal quality metrics
  • Generate provider-level quality metrics 
  • Compare hospital performance to statewide, regional, and system benchmarks
  • Perform drill-down analysis to identify a hospital’s unique QI opportunities 
  • Identify data quality issues that impact performance measure results, including issues with ICD-10 coding
  • Facilitate performance reporting requirements to the Leapfrog Group, CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, and the Joint Commission Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) Program
  • Support participation in quality improvement collaboratives

The Maternal Data Center is available to hospitals with Labor and Delivery units in California, WashingtonOregon, and more!