The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) is a worldwide registry for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) working together as an interdisciplinary community to change the landscape of neonatal care. J P Systems assists VON by improving the quality of care for very low birth weight new-born infants. We do this by standardizing their patient records database though a coordinated program of data quality improvement, education and research. This detailed clinical data is now entered manually based on a questionnaire which affects infants in resource-limited settings all around the world. The goal of our project is to enable automated and internationally standardized data entry so data can be ingested faster. Once standardized, we will be able to design FHIR™ apps which partially automate the workflow by ingesting data directly from vendor EHR systems (e.g. Cerner and Epic). Our data and terminology standardization efforts provide the neonatal community of practice the ability to achieve data-driven quality improvement.

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