Mini-Sentinel: Birth Certificate Data Matching for the Postlicensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) Program

Basic Details
Date Posted
Sunday, April 24, 2016

The goals of this Mini-Sentinel activity are to: 1) identify states for potential matching of health plan to birth certificate and fetal death certificate data; 2) gather information about the feasibility and process of conducting matches with birth and fetal death certificate data in selected states; 3) develop a standard file structure for birth and fetal death certificate data within the Mini-Sentinel Common Data Model (MSCDM); and 4) support one or more PRISM Data Partners to conduct birth and fetal death certificate data matching with up to 10 states and create a MSCDM file with these data which will reside at the Data Partners. 

Additional Information
Time Period
January 2004-September 2011
Population / Cohort
Pregnant women and babies
Data Sources
Vital events registries in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York City, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Missouri, Louisiana, Utah
Workgroup Leader(s)

Susan E. Andrade, ScD, Meyers Primary Care Institute (Fallon Community Health Plan, Reliant Medical Group, and University of Massachusetts Medical School) Worcester, MA, Katie Haffenreffer, BA, Robert Rosofsky, MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Workgroup Members

Chunfu Liu, ScD, Hozefa A. Divan, PhD, MSPH, Nandini Selvam, PhD, MPH, Government & Academic Research, HealthCore, Alexandria, VA , Alison Tse Kawai, ScD, Linda Pointon, MPhil, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA