MOVEMENT SPARKED BY DATA

We recognized a need for better information on the delivery of perinatal care. This need became the foundation for establishing a national organization that could collect hospital discharge data on obstetrical and neonatal care, with the intent to provide comparative data on both the clinical and financial aspects of perinatal care.

DAVID E. GAGNON, MA, MPH
NPIC Founding Principal

Mission

The National Perinatal Information Center (NPIC) is dedicated to the improvement of perinatal health through comparative data analysis, program evaluation, health services research and professional continuing education.

Vision

To be recognized as a national leader in comparative data analyses advancing value, quality, safety and best practice in perinatal health.

30+ Years of Impact

Since inception, NPIC’s dedication and engagement to advance improvements in perinatal health have distinguished us as a cornerstone of the perinatal community. Early on, NPIC became nationally recognized for its unique expertise in the organization of perinatal care and contributions in the regionalization of perinatal care. This early work served as the foundation by which NPIC would broaden its reach and impact over the next three decades.

To this day, our mission remains the constant and driving force that guides our organization, motivates our team, and defines our purpose.

  1. 1985-1990 Milestones

    NPIC incorporated as 501(C) 3 not for profit organization.

    Completed the Impact of Changing Health Care Environment on Perinatal Health Study and hosted a national meeting of perinatal leaders to discuss problems confronting the regionalization of perinatal care. The meeting served as an impetus for the 1991 publication,Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy: The 90’s and Beyond (TIOP II), which reinforced the recommendations outlined in “Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy” issued by the Committee on Perinatal Health and the March of Dimes in 1976.

    Completed DRG’s and Their Impact on Perinatal Regionalization Study identifying the impact of a new Medicare Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) reimbursement formula on the delivery and regionalization of perinatal care.

    Completion of the NPIC survey of perinatal centers in the US. The survey was published in 1987 as the NPIC Perinatal Centers Directory.

  2. 1991-2000 Milestones

    NPIC publishes Perinatal Health Strategies for the 21st Century, distributed by the National MCH Clearinghouse.

    NPIC invited to hold a permanent seat on American Hospital Association’s (AHA) MCH Governing Council

    NPIC joins the National Committee of Perinatal Health sponsored by the March of Dimes.

    Georgia Regional Perinatal Care Network Project awards NPIC contract to use GA Regional Perinatal Centers’ data to derive an equitable formula for distribution of state Medicaid funds to improve perinatal outcomes.

    Membership grows to 35 hospitals.

  3. 2001-2010 Milestones

    With funding from the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, NPIC publishes the MFM Specialist Survey in The American Journal of Ob/Gyn (AJOG). Approximately two thousand MFM specialists across the country were surveyed.

    NPIC included on The Joint Commission’s list of acceptable ORYX® vendors and approved to transmit data for the Perinatal Care (PC) core measure set.

    Partnership with Beth Israel Hospital to collaborate on the Adverse Outcome Index (AOI). NPIC continues to work with the developers of the AOI to maintain and update the AOI.

    NPIC awarded 5-year GSA MOBIS Schedule contract with three 5-year Option Periods.

    Defense Health Agency (formerly Military Health System) awards NPIC 5 year Perinatal Performance Information Project contract.

    Membership expands to 70 hospitals

  4. 2011-2018 Milestones

    NPIC launches new Continuing Education Program, offering Contact Hour and CME credits.

    Defense Health Agency (DHA) continues funding for Perinatal Performance Information Project

    NPIC partners with ACOG’s Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to reduce severe maternal morbidity

    NPIC expands data and research services, developing partnerships with Premier Consulting Solutions, Premier Insurance Management Services, Ariadne Labs, RTI

    Membership grows to 101 hospitals