Patient Safety, Quality Improvement & Data

NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) is an initiative led by NJHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRETNJ). The NJPQC is a statewide partnership of state leaders, health systems, hospitals, providers, community agencies and other committed stakeholders working together to improve the quality and safety of care provided to New Jersey’s mothers and babies. Its work is grounded in eliminating health disparities and engaging patients and families while providing support for the implementation of evidence-based, data-driven quality improvement strategies. NJHA, HRETNJ and the NJPQC, the First Lady of N.J. and the N.J. Department of Health continue to partner in efforts aligned to improve the lives of women, children and families.

In its first five years, improvements in rates of C-sections, maternal hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders achieved under the NJPQC have averted 606 cases of maternal mortality and more than 10,000 C-sections. Read more in our “Path to Progress” report: Path to Progress - NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative PDF

The NJPQC continues its focus on improving outcomes for mothers and their babies through educational programs, community outreach and partnerships with stakeholders. View the following webinar recordings for recent updates from NJPQC's initiatives and continuing education programs on important issues that impact quality of care and birth outcomes.


Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

NJPQC collaborates with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to bring patient safety bundles and other promising practices to N.J. hospitals. AIM is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative. Based on proven safety and quality implementation strategies, AIM works to reduce preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity nationally.

Maternal-Child Health Data Portal

Offered through the NJPQC, the Perinatal Data Portal is a secure engine that houses hospital-specific outcome data on severe maternal morbidity, hemorrhage, hypertension/preeclampsia, Cesarean-sections, opioid use disorder and neonatal abstinence syndrome and is the landing portal for structure and process measures related to the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) bundles.

Garden State Patient Safety Center

Patient Safety Center

The Garden State Patient Safety Center, a federally-listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO), will be conducting Maternal and Child Health Safe Tables focused on high volume, high risk, problem prone areas. PSOs create a legally secure environment (conferring privilege and confidentiality) where clinicians and healthcare organizations can voluntarily report, aggregate and analyze data, with the goal of reducing the risks and hazards associated with patient care.

For more information about participating on the Maternal and Child Health Safe Tables, please complete this on-line interest form: 

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