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:
- Obstetric Hemorrhage
- Maternal Venous Thromboembolism
- Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
- Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities
- Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth
- Maternal Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety
- Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety:
- Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder
- Prevention of Retained Vaginal Sponges After Birth
In January 2019, Indiana joined AIM.
- The first bundle to be implemented in Indiana is the Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle.
- 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 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, IDOH has received an overwhelming response from Indiana hospitals who are ready to implement these proven 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, IDOH 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
Elkhart General Hospital
Franciscan Health Indianapolis
Franciscan Health Lafayette East
Franciscan Health Michigan City
Franciscan Health Mooresville
Greene County General Hospital
Harrison County Hospital
Hendricks Regional Health
Henry Community Health
Highpoint Health (Dearborn)
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
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 Randallia Hospital
Parkview Regional Medical Center
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
For additional information on Indiana AIM, please contact Sarah Briley at SBriley@isdh.in.gov