NAS Project

Massachusetts Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Improvement Project
 
The Massachusetts Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) improvement project was launched in 2013 with the goal of improving the care of infants impacted by NAS, and their families.  Over 40 hospitals in the state have joined together to share practices, compare data, and develop local improvement projects focused on the care of these patients.  The project is being conducted in partnership with the Vermont-Oxford Network (VON) and with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We are actively developing our statewide database on infants at risk for NAS.  This database will allow participating hospitals to examine and understand their performance on a range of metrics related to NAS, and will allow us as a community to better understand trends and outcomes for these families.  If you are interested in having your hospital participate, please contact us.  Modest financial support is available.

Our next NAS statewide meeting is tentatively planned for Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  This will be a joint meeting with the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC).  Details will be announced soon.

Please contact Munish at mgupta@bidmc.harvard.edu for more information.

Links
Vermont-Oxford Network NAS Project Page: VON NAS Project Page
Vermont-Oxford Network NAS Project Resources on NICQPedia (username/password required):  VON NICQPedia NAS Area
NeoQIC Massachusetts NAS Project Sharepoint Page (username/password required):  NeoQIC NAS Sharepoint
 
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Munish Gupta,
Oct 15, 2013, 2:06 PM