New IPHIS Training Dates!

OPQC and ODH-Vital Statistics are continuing to offer a series of educational opportunities to all OB clinicians and birth registry staff who are responsible for IPHIS data entry.

These training opportunities are important for maintaining the integrity of birth registry data, which the state uses to track important public health indicators such as preterm birth, low birth weight, and breastfeeding upon discharge. Accurate birth registry data help inform policy and programs throughout the state and improve outcomes for all Ohio moms and babies. Please see the table below for more information.



Intended Audience


Online Modules

Module 1: Why is the birth certificate important to the healthcare of women and newborn infants?

Module 2: What are the variables in the Ohio birth certificate and what do they mean?

Module 3: Where are select birth certificate variables found in the patient’s medical record?

Module 4: How can I know if I have accurately entered data into IPHIS?

Module 5: How can I improve the data entry processes at my hospital?

  • OB clinicians
  • OB nurse managers
  • IPHIS data abstractors
  • IPHIS data entry staff
  • QI coordinators

Available any time on the OPQC website

*OPQC and ODH-Vital Statistics strongly recommend completion of these modules prior to attendance at other IPHIS educational offerings

Virtual Office Hours

April 15: Accurate Documentation of IPHIS Breast-feeding Variables

Anyone who is responsible for abstracting, entering, and interpreting IPHIS data

Friday, April 15, 2016

11:30 am (ET)


May 6: Changes to IPHIS Related to Same-Sex Marriage

May 20: IPHIS Demographic Variables

June 24: IPHIS Medical Variables

Anyone who is responsible for abstracting, entering, and interpreting IPHIS data

Friday, May 6, 2016

11:30 am (ET)

Friday, May 20, 2016

11:30 am (ET)

Friday, June 24, 2016

11:30 am (ET)

In-Person Regional Workshops

Toward Decreasing Prematurity, Infant Mortality and Maternal Morbidity in Ohio: The Role of IPHIS, the Birth Registry

  • OB clinicians
  • OB nurse managers
  • QI coordinators
  • Birth registry data abstractors

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

9:00 am (ET) in Columbus, OH

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

9:00 am (ET) in Toledo, OH

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

9:00 am (ET) in Canton, OH


These training opportunities are meant to complement one another. We recommend that you view the online modules, join interested webinars and virtual office hours, and attend your region’s workshop. OPQC has also created flyers about the webinars and workshops for distribution in your institution. More information about Birth Registry Accuracy is available on our website. Please contact OPQC at if you have any questions, and we look forward to meeting you during our webinars, office hours, and regional workshops.