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Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

 

AIM is an initiative, led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in partnership with over 30 additional professional organizations, including the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and more. 

 

The purpose of AIM is to promote consistent and safe maternity care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality by equipping, empowering and emboldening every state’s maternal health leaders, providers, and systems by implementing patient safety bundles. 

 

These safety bundles are short, straightforward evidence-based action steps that hospital obstetric and women’s health units can implement to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. The improvement work is done by evaluating current practices within each obstetric unit, and improving upon any recognized deficits by adopting the national best practices outlined in the bundle. 

 

AIM has patient safety bundles to reduce the most common maternal morbidities and causes of death.  

 

Patient Safety Bundles:  

 

Indiana AIM 

 

In January 2019, Indiana joined AIM.   

 

Indiana AIM: 

 

  • promotes the best practices in maternal health with the alignment of maternal safety efforts on a local, state, and national level; 
  • provides intensive technical assistance with team-based communication, effective collaboration and harmonized data collection for participating hospitals;  
  • provides access to resources through National AIM, including a user-friendly data portal, patient safety tools, eLearning modules for clinical staff, maternal safety webinars, etc.; and
  • facilitates networking and collaboration among delivering facilities to share learning opportunities.  

Participating hospitals are required to submit data quarterly to monitor their progress towards successful bundle implementation. In addition to hospitals submitting the five data points, the Indiana Hospital Association has partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Maternal and Child Health to provide data and support as necessary.  

 

This program is completely free and voluntary for Indiana hospitals. 

 

Since launching in June of 2019, ISDH has received an overwhelming response from Indiana hospitals who are ready to implement these proven and effective practice guidelines to improve the health outcomes of their patients.   

 

To aid hospitals in implementing the AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage patient safety bundle, the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC) has created a Maternal Hemorrhage Toolkit. This toolkit includes information and examples from Indiana hospitals to aid their peers in successfully implementing the bundles best practices.  

 

While participation in Indiana AIM is voluntary for Indiana hospitals, ISDH and the State Health Commissioner are calling on all delivering facilities in the state to join.  

 

Hospitals Enrolled in Indiana AIM: (as of November 5, 2020)

Adams Memorial Hospital

Baptist Health Floyd

Bluffton Regional Medical Center

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Clark Memorial Hospital

Columbus Regional Health Hospital

Community Hospital Anderson

Community Hospital East

Community Hospital Munster

Community Hospital North

Community Hospital South

Community Howard Regional Health (Community Kokomo)

Daviess Community Hospital

Deaconess - The Women's Hospital

Decatur County Memorial Hospital

Dupont Hospital

Elkhart General Hospital

Eskenazi Health

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Lafayette East

Franciscan Health Michigan City

Franciscan Health Mooresville

Good Samaritan

Goshen Hospital

Greene County General Hospital

Hancock Regional

Harrison County Hospital

Hendricks Regional Health

Henry Community Health

Highpoint Health (Dearborn)

IU Arnett

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

IU Health Bloomington

IU Health Paoli

IU Health West

Johnson Memorial Hospital

King's Daughters' Health

Kosciusko Community Hospital

La Porte Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital

Lutheran Hospital

Major Hospital/MHP Medical Center

Margaret Mary Health

Marion General Hospital

Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center

Memorial Hospital South Bend

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Methodist Hospitals - Southlake Campus

Parkview Dekalb Health

Parkview Huntington Hospital

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

Parkview Noble

Parkview Randallia Hospital

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Wabash

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Perry County Memorial Hospital

Porter Regional Hospital

Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Riley Hospital For Children

Saint Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center

Saint Joseph Health System Plymouth Medical Center

Schneck Medical Center

St. Catherine Hospital

St. Mary Medical Center

St. Vincent Anderson

St. Vincent Carmel

St. Vincent Dunn

St. Vincent Evansville

St. Vincent Fishers

St. Vincent Indianapolis

St. Vincent Kokomo

St. Vincent Randolph

Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Union Health System

Witham Health Services

Woodlawn Hospital

 

For additional information on Indiana AIM, please contact Sarah Briley at SBriley@isdh.in.gov