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Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Information System

Established in 2009, BORN Ontario is a provincial program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to collect and store birth data in Ontario, regardless of where the birth occurs (e.g. hospital, home, birth centre, etc). It is a timely maternal-child registry, providing a longitudinal perspective of each birth, from pregnancy, labour and birth, to postnatal visits and care. It supports the measurement of maternal-child health status and outcomes, and the development of responsive health policies; and improves evaluation and accountability of program and service delivery.  

The BORN Information System  (BIS) integrates data from the following five data sources:

1.   Fetal Alert Network (fetal and congenital anomalies)
2.   Prenatal Screening Ontario
3.   Niday Perinatal & Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/Special Care Nursery (SCN) Database
4.   Ontario Midwifery Program
5.   Newborn Screening Ontario

For a more technical description of this data source see the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (APHEO) website - or
visit the BORN website directly -