The Alberta Perinatal Health Program helps to improve the quality of perinatal care in Alberta through studies of perinatal, neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity; identifying factors contributing to perinatal outcomes; offering recommendations; and promoting evidence based practice.
The Provincial Perinatal Quality Assurance Committee has been established as an AHS Board appointed Quality Assurance Committee as defined by the Alberta Evidence Act (Section 9) to carry out quality assurance activities related to maternal, perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality cases in Alberta. These quality assurance activities include evaluating identified patient safety concerns, reviewing reported adverse events and are undertaken with a view to the continual improvement of the quality of health care or services provided. Further goals of this work are to identify and analyze patient safety concerns that can place patients, staff and/or the public at risk of harm and to provide a method of communication of any recommendations arising from the quality assurance activities to an appropriate, accountable individual.
Outcomes of the quality assurance activities include:
Data collection forms provide the Alberta Perinatal Health Program and Alberta Health surveillance with the data required to monitor outcomes and inform health policy. Access to provincial perinatal forms migrated from Alberta Health to AHS June 1, 2017.
AHS facilities can access the forms through their usual ordering processes:
Contact the Alberta Perinatal Health Program for questions by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within five business days.
If you are not a registered user, go to email@example.com to request the online set-up form. A credit card will be required for each online purchase.
Contact the Alberta Perinatal Health Program for questions by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within two business days.