"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQC): What We Are Doing

WisPQC Initiatives (date initiated)


Hypertension is a common medical disorder in pregnancy in the United States. Preliminary data from PeriData.Net® show that in Wisconsin, hypertensive disorders affect approximately 22% of pregnancies. These disorders are also leading contributors to neonatal morbidity and mortality, with approximately 15-20% of NICU admissions being associated with maternal hypertension.


The aim of this initiative is to increase the number of providers (defined as hospitals or health systems) who use evidence-based protocols for screening and managing women with hypertension in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum period. WisPQC accomplished this aim through the 2015 Regional Forum Series.

For additional information or to participate in the Maternal Hypertension Initiative, click here.

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Cohort I (2016)
Cohort I focused on four quality measures.

  • Maternal length of stay
  • Provider education
  • Consumer education
  • NICU admission/transfer

Cohort II (2016)
Cohort II focuses on seven quality measures.

  • Maternal length of stay
  • Consumer education
  • NICU admission/transfer
  • Low-dose aspirin with maternal risk factors
  • Appropriate medical management in less than 60 minutes
  • Debriefs for severe range hypertension
  • Severe maternal morbidity


The goal of this initiative is to have as many babies as possible receive human milk. For questions about the Human Milk Initiative, click here.

The initiative includes nine measures across the perinatal spectrum:

  • Prenatal education
  • Skin-to-skin after delivery
  • Skin-to-skin for procedures
  • Rooming-in
  • Supplementation
  • Pumping or manual expression after separation
  • Human milk in the NICU
  • Human milk feeding after discharge
  • Exclusive human milk feeding after discharge

Click here to view the nine quality measures, definitions, and data sources. Participating sites do not have to select all measures, but can identify the measures that are most important to their own quality improvement.

To view the change package and data collection forms, click here.

To enroll in the Human Milk Feeding Initiative, click here.

PeriData.Net® Webinar: Human Milk Feeding Measures and Data Input (November 29, 2016)

PeriData.Net® Webinar: Enrollment in the Human Milk Feeding Initiative - What's Involved? (Dec. 16, 2016)


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