The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national data-driven
maternal safety and quality improvement initiative. Based on proven safety and
quality implementation strategies, AIM works to reduce preventable maternal
mortality and severe morbidity across the United States.
We collaborate with the AIM to support best practices that make birth safer,
improve maternal health outcomes and save lives.
What is an AIM Patient Safety Bundle?
An Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) patient safety bundle is a structured way of improving the process of care and patient outcomes: a small, straightforward set of evidence-based practices that, when performed collectively and reliably, have been proven to improve patient outcomes.
How were/are Patient Safety Bundles developed?
Patient safety bundles (PBSs) are developed by expert multidisciplinary working groups, supported by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) staff at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Working groups include representatives appointed by professional member organizations, known experts and researchers specializing in the clinical topic, and patients with lived experience. The bundle development process includes design of measure and metrics for implementation and multiple levels of review from engaged stakeholders.
How are data and metrics related to a bundle?
Data collected for quality improvement measures progress toward and success in bundleimplementation.To support bundle implementation and data-driven quality improvement, AIMdevelops process, structure, and outcome metrics for each of its core bundles. For some bundles,AIM develops state surveillance metrics, which are statewide, public health surveillance metricsused to monitor health outcomes that cannot be easily attributed to a specific facility, such asmaternal mortality.