MEDNAX Announces Data Milestone for Pediatrix Division
One Million Babies Recorded in BabySteps® Clinical Data Warehouse
BabySteps was developed in 1996 and has since been used in Pediatrix
Medical Group Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) to capture a
consistent set of information about patients, which then gets entered in
to the CDW. Pediatrix’s CDW is now recognized as one of the world’s most
robust neonatal databases for both the quality and quantity of its data.
It is increasingly used and quoted as a source of critical information
and has been shared in collaboration with numerous academic
“Having one million neonatal records in our Clinical Data Warehouse is
truly a milestone with great significance to our patients, physicians
and our hospital partners,” said
In 2009, using the data garnered by BabySteps and stored in the CDW, Pediatrix launched the 100,000 Babies Campaign as the ongoing focus of the company’s neonatal Clinical Quality Initiative (CQI) efforts. This ongoing multi-disciplinary program focuses on a balanced approach to improving NICU processes that drive neonatal outcomes. The 100,000 Babies Campaign has demonstrated sustained improvement in outcomes such as enhancing nutrition and weight gain in low birth-weight infants, optimizing medication use, reducing central line infections, minimizing mechanical ventilation and reducing suboptimal admission temperatures.
As part of MEDNAX’s ongoing commitment to improving patient care through evidence-based medicine, the Company leads and engages in clinical research, education and continuous quality improvement initiatives across its Pediatrix and American Anesthesiology Divisions. These initiatives contribute to improved patient outcomes and reduce long-term health system costs. In addition, the Company’s investments in these areas help to attract and retain clinicians, improve clinical operations and enhance practice communication.
Charles Lynch, 954-384-0175, x 5692
Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations