Creating a Safer Birthplace for Women Through Next-generation Perinatal Healthcare Analytics

The U.S. is the only developed country with rising rates of maternal mortality and severe morbidity. Una Vita, Inc. and Cedaron Medical, Inc. have joined forces to address this critical issue with interventional, person-centered analytics that give perinatal healthcare providers access to real-time data and patient-care dashboards that will help decrease the risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM / DAVIS, CA: Cedaron Medical and Una Vita, Inc. proudly announce the launch of an innovative Perinatal Database. Designed especially for hospital administrators, physicians, leaders of women’s health programs, and quality improvement staff, this enterprising solution is set to transform data-driven decision-making in perinatal care. Powered by Cedaron, the Cedaron/Una Vita Perinatal Database™ (PDB) includes industry benchmarks and sophisticated morbidity risk calculations. Its enterprise quality dashboards and self-serve reporting improve outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and standardize patient care processes.

There is pressing need for decisive quality improvement measures across the continuum of perinatal care in the United States. The World Health Organization estimates that pregnancy complications cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $80 billion annually, and the U.S. is the only developed country with rising rates of severe morbidity and mortality in maternity care. Liability for maternity care is volatile. The CDC suggests that 60% of all maternal deaths in the U.S. are preventable. Yet, hospitals are paying record awards in lawsuits involving avoidable maternal morbidity and mortality.

The Cedaron/Una Vita PDB empowers hospitals to benchmark their performance metrics against industry standards, translating to tangible improvements in quality of care, operational effectiveness, and financial health.

Quality & Satisfaction ROI

  • Sophisticated morbidity predictions: The real-time dataset provides critical clinical information by looking at maternal morbidity—not just maternal death. Greater transparency of quality outcomes: Access to real-time data, and the ability to share it with authorized users across the enterprise, encourages performance to clinical standards.
  • Elevated birth equality: Following The Joint Commission’s criteria and definitions from LeapFrog and three other clinical safety organizations, the PDB uses industry benchmarks to ensure every birth is approached with the highest standard of care.
  • Decreased rates of severe maternal morbidity and mortality: Overall satisfaction is increased through Creating a Safer Birthplace for Women.
  • Increased provider satisfaction: Personal dashboards put each user’s most important information front and center. Reports are available on demand; no need for SQL or Tableau experience and no more waiting in a reporting queue.

Operational & Financial ROI

  • Increased User Adoption: The platform incorporates nearly 30 years of user feedback, resulting in a user interface and workflows that clinicians trust and want to use. The solution is easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to personalize.
  • Increased efficiency: Streamlined data and reporting processes lead to better time management and resource allocation. Operational reports help identify, and monitor, areas for improvement.
  • Decreased length of stay (LOS): Optimized, standardized processes—supported by real-time dashboards—lead to more efficient care and turnover.
  • Limited readmission penalties: Interventional analytics and real-time risk scores mitigate readmissions—before the patient has even left the hospital.
  • Minimized litigation risks: Better outcomes reduce legal vulnerabilities and lower malpractice premiums.
  • Better reimbursement schedules: Being able to easily prove quality facilitates (re)negotiation with payers.

All of this has the power to reduce the cost of care.

The benefits of the Cedaron/Una Vita collaboration extend broadly, significantly enhancing the value proposition for clients in many areas, to include:

  • Enhanced Expertise and Service Offering: Combining the strengths of Cedaron’s data analytics and Una Vita’s advisory services, creates a synergy that enhances the overall expertise available to clients, enabling more comprehensive solutions that address complex problems in enhanced quality outcomes, reduced cost of care, and increased patient and provider satisfaction.
  • Increased Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: Clients can expect more streamlined and cost-effective services as these integrated firms are able to leverage technology and expertise. The operational efficiencies gained from this partnership will lead to faster turnaround times and more competitive pricing for clients.
  • Customized and Client-centric Solutions: With a broader pool of expertise and resources, clients will receive more tailored solutions that are closely aligned with their specific needs and challenges. As a result of the partnership, Cedaron and Una Vita will offer more personalized consulting services combined with data-driven insights, for a more informed and targeted approach to problem-solving.
  • Greater Insights and Experience: Alignment brings together firms with complementary expertise, providing clients with more nuanced and informed insights.

The Una Vita Perinatal Database™ takes advantage of Cedaron’s data platform, which carries a successful history of supporting 50+ clinical registries and outcomes databases. It stands apart with a customer-driven design that ensures effortless data abstraction and validation. Users have access to patented real-time analytics tools and intuitive dashboards; they can also create and tailor their own reports—without needing to involve a SQL expert. Certified for interoperability, the platform works with any EHR and integrates smoothly into existing systems, allowing for a streamlined data experience.

“Una Vita’s expertise in women’s health combined with Cedaron’s proficiency in clinical data solutions for quality reporting makes the Perinatal Database an unparalleled tool for advancing health outcomes,” said Diana Bruno, President & Senior Principal at Una Vita.

When describing the user experience, Karen Bond, President & CEO of Cedaron, said: “Enterprise outcomes data tells a powerful story, but it’s often locked in silos or requires someone to massage it before it can be used. Una Vita and Cedaron give organizations a faster, easier way to access and use their information. We’re excited to put our registry software and interventional analytics in the hands of those who are doing the critical work of reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality.”

Every PDB user will benefit from a customized data analysis and guide for effective implementation which is set to turn data into actionable insights that will ultimately save lives and reduce risk.

Healthcare leaders, managers of women’s health departments, physicians, women’s health advocates, accreditation organizations, and quality control staff are encouraged to explore the potential of this partnership. Visit Cedaron and Una Vita’s websites or contact them directly to learn how this revolutionary partnership can benefit your organization and contribute to the enhancement of maternal and perinatal healthcare.

For more information about the Perinatal Database or to schedule a demonstration:

Cedaron Medical, Inc.
[email protected]

About Una Vita: For over 20 years, Una Vita has been exclusively dedicated to the health of women and children, designing nationally recognized programs of excellence for Women’s, Neonatal and Pediatric services in hospitals and health care systems across the United States. Headquartered in New Mexico, the team includes seasoned health system leaders and physicians, all with decades of experience and expertise. Learn more at or email [email protected].

About Cedaron Medical: Cedaron was founded in 1990 with a NASA Innovation Grant and a vision to greatly improve patient outcomes. They have been supporting national clinical databases since 1994 and offer a certified solution for reporting outcomes data for 50+ registries—more than any other vendor in the market. Cedaron’s proprietary Cento Analytics allows hospitals to centralize outcomes reporting and gain an enterprise view of quality metrics. Cedaron provides free, 24/7 support from their team in Davis, California. Learn more at or email [email protected].