Registry Spotlight: Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database

Sep. 30, 2019

This month’s registry spotlight is on the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database (CHND) Registry through the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium (CHNC).

 Registry Partners’ Pediatric Service Line can assist facilities and institutions in the United States and Canada with their Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission. 

 Read on to learn more about the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Database Registry.

 What is the Purpose of the CHND Registry?

 The CHND Registry improves care for high-risk neonates across Level IV neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) by providing a platform to compare quality and outcomes through sharing of data, information, and ideas for benchmarking, research, and development of safety and quality improvement initiatives. Since its launch in 2010, the CHND has grown from 17 member institutions to 34 participating sites by 2017, utilizing Velos Inc. as their platform for data collection. It is the largest clinically valid data set for this unique patient population.

 What are the Benefits of Participating in the CHND Registry?

 According to the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium website, the CHND has many benefits for hospital participants, some of which are:

 Comparative data on both clinical outcomes and resource utilization in medically complex infants for patients, providers, and organizations

  • Collaboration and benchmarking between hospitals on detailed clinical diagnoses
  • Contribution directly to the bottom line of its members by reducing costs and improving quality
  • Dedicated time and insight by volunteers for development of quality and research initiatives for participating institutions

 What tools are used in the Data Collection process for the CHND Registry

 Data collection is completed by referring to a data specifications manual along with additional documents and tools, which are only accessible by participating hospitals. In conjunction with the facility’s electronic medical record (EMR) these resources guide reliability among the data collection teams.

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