The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) is an outgrowth of a 1997 initiative proposed by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN). It is supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the State of California, Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program (CDPH-MCAH). The Collaborative's initial focus was the development of perinatal and neonatal outcomes and information, which allowed for data driven performance improvement and benchmarking throughout California. CPQCC’s data and quality improvement activities provide a rich opportunity for research that can have wide reaching clinical and public health impact.
CPQCC advocates not only superior patient care, but also efficiency in resource allocation and utilization. Quality improvement activities are aimed at identifying desired outcomes and promoting best practice. Both the patient and the payer are considered when formulating best practice. Health care providers and academic researchers benefit from our demographically and biologically rich database, which offers nearly real time data management.
Key CPQCC activities include:
- Developing and maintaining a responsive, real-time, risk-adjusted perinatal data system.
- Implementing a comprehensive strategy for benchmarking and data-driven quality improvement activities.
- Providing topic-specific, intensive quality improvement collaborative projects, trainings and toolkits.
- Researching best practices and continual reassessment of outcomes of performance improvements initiated.