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How to Improve the Population Health of Women and Newborns: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding

Several regulatory and licensing agencies are focused on Women and Newborn Population Health measures (Healthy People, 2020; the World Health Organization; and The Joint Commission (TJC)).  Beginning in January 1, 2014, TJC began requiring hospitals that delivered at least 1,100 infants annually to report their rates of exclusive breast milk feeding. The measure has also been incorporated into Meaningful Use requirements. This healthcare system, like many organizations, couldn’t accurately report their rates.  Learn how they used healthcare analytics to optimize their EMR data capture, reduce manual chart abstraction and increased their breast milk feeding rates by 21 percent.

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