CARY, N.C., Oct. 25, 2018 08:03ET/PRNewswire/ — PeriGen, the innovator in perinatal early warning systems, will host a free educational webinar on Tuesday, October 30, outlining The Joint Commission’s new Perinatal Care (PC) performance measure, PC-06. This requirement will be added to the existing five measures for Joint Commission accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year.
On January 1, 2019, The Joint Commission will require all hospitals seeking Perinatal Care certification to collect data and report a new Perinatal Care performance measure. PC-06 Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns identifies the percentage of infants with unexpected newborn complications among full-term newborns with no preexisting conditions.
During this webinar, Chief Nursing Officer Alana McGolrick, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, will address the Perinatal Care performance measure specifications and requirements. Having collaborated with The Joint Commission on this presentation, she will also explain what the measure means for hospitals.
Alana McGolrick, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Chief Nursing Officer, PeriGen
Tuesday, October 30
1:00 p.m. ET
Multiple peer-reviewed studies indicate that more than 50 percent of bad outcomes in childbirth are preventable. According to its website, The Joint Commission, which accredits more than 4,000 hospitals, is implementing this new measure to both eliminate the data gap and reduce unexpected complications of term newborns.
“The United States is struggling with a higher rate of poor outcomes during childbirth than is seen by most other developed countries,” said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. “Collecting data is the first step to addressing this growing crisis and this new measure from The Joint Commission helps establish that baseline. With that information, we can make the appropriate analysis that will allow for timely responses, as needed.”
PeriGen offers innovative perinatal software solutions that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners, AI scientists and technologists, PeriGen has created the PeriWatch platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data in real-time to promote better human recognition and communication about impending problems during labor. With PeriWatch clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn more, visit www.perigen.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook; or call 984.208.4250 or email.