"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data."
- Arthur Conan Doyle

PeriData.Net®: Resources

Data to Inform--practice, policy, and research

Electronic Health Record (EHR) and PeriData.Net(R) Use in Wisconsin Birth Hospitals (2018)
Perinatal Quality Across the State, 2011-2015 (2017)
Perinatal Hypertension 2016 (2017)
Cesarean Birth in Wisconsin (2014)

Research Project Application Form

If you are a researcher interested in acquiring data from Peridata.Net®, please complete this form and submit it and any attachments electronically to WAPC for review.
Research Project Application Form

Publications Using PeriData.Net®

  • Yakusheva O, Kapinos K, Weiss M. Maternal weight after childbirth versus aging-related weight changes. Women's Health Issues. 2017;27(2):174-180.

2017 Webinars

2016 Webinars

December 16, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Enrollment in the Human Milk Feeding Initiative - What's Involved?

November 29, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Human Milk Feeding Measures and Data Input

June 21, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Advanced Training: CSV Import Module

May 10, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Basic Training: Data Integrity, Summary Reports, and Templates

February 10, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Basic Training

January 14, 2016, PeriData.Net® Webinar: Advanced Training

2015 Webinars

July 22, 2015, Webinar: PeriData.Net®: Learn how to create your own reports and maximize your detail extracts via pivot tables.

July 17, 2015, Webinar: PeriData.Net® for Quality Reporting

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June 24, 2015, Webinar: The Basics of PeriData.Net®

2014 Webinars

December 4, 2014, Webinar

October 16, 2014, Webinar

Perinatal Data Webinar-September 11, 2014

Perinatal Data Webinar - August 28, 2014

Perinatal Data Webinar-July 24, 2014

Perinatal Data Webinar--June 27, 2014

May 21, 2014, Webinar

Resetting your password

1)   Go to the local login screen of the new system. . NOTE:  Please do NOT use the old url of (  Please delete this from your favorites if you still have this.

2)   Before logging in, you need to reset your password.  Please click on “forgot your password?”  link in purple.  You will NOT be able to login until this happens.
      - Use either your Username or Email Address.  NOTE:  Each of these are case sensitive (i.e. vs.

3)   After you click the submit button, you'll receive an email with an auto re-set link.  Please click and you'll be redirected to the reset password page.
      - Enter your new password.  Please note the password criteria before choosing your password.  (I.e. cannot be in all lower case, etc.).

4)   Once your password is reset, you will be able to enter the new system and you will see that everything is basically the same.  

Accessing Reports

To access standard reports, click on the "Standard Reports Server".  You will be directed to the Pentaho browser, where you'll need to login again with the same user name and password you used for PeriData application.

Once you are logged in, click on Browse, Standard Reports and Select the reports you wish to run. 


“SIGN UP NOW” if you want to save time and resource cost and improve data accuracy!  The CSV upload process is a new feature to PeriData.Net® that enables hospitals to be more efficient and accurate with data entry, helping to streamline the process for using PeriData.Net®. The CSV template currently has 72 fields to capture some of the more important elements of the birth record in one easy import process—and the template will continue to expand with new fields. 
Once your hospital has created a new CSV report from your EHR based off of the CSV Template, you can download the CSV report daily and upload the file to PeriData.Net®. After the upload, the review process is simple, similar to that of Vital Records, with which many hospitals should already be familiar.  If you need help creating the CSV report, please ask, and Ancilla can help you!
Additionally, you can view an archived Webinar recorded on June 21, 2016—“PeriData.Net® Webinar: Advanced Training: CSV Import Module.” It can be accessed by clicking on the 2016 Webinars tab above.
The combination of efficiency and accuracy in data entry has been captured in a testimonial provided from a hospital that is currently using this process:
"At St Mary’s in Madison we seek opportunities to leverage technology enhancements that support nursing, excellent patient care and accuracy. The CVS upload to PeriData.Net® is an example of such an enhancement.  CSV uploading will help expedite data entry as it will be more accurate and have our data entry staff be more efficient."
Please reach out to Allen and the team at Ancilla Partners via the PeriData.Net® support desk (414-751-8875 or to begin using the CSV Upload process. 



Important Documents

Fee Proposal Table slide (PDF)
2013 Strategic Planning for PeriData.Net®: The Next Decade
List of PeriData.Net® hospitals


Q : Where can I get a copy of the fee schedule?


Q : What can you tell us about Ancilla?


Ancilla’s niche is collecting, storing, and reporting health care data to improve quality. Ancilla has been in business since 2004. It is a Milwaukee-based company with an outstanding national reputation. It is the vendor for the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, the Wisconsin Medical Society, and other quality improvement projects throughout the U.S. Here are links to some of Ancilla’s projects and partnerships. Please explore these projects and partnerships and become more familiar with them. We are confident you will be as impressed as we are with their ability to manage projects similar to PeriData.Net®.

Q : How will hospitals fund enhancements?


Enhancements, such as an electronic interface, screen changes, additional fields, etc. are funded through the annual fees that hospitals pay. The more hospitals that participate, the larger the pool of funding for enhancements as many of the other costs are fixed. The Perinatal Data Committee sets priorities for enhancements and their timing, working within the confines of available funds. All enhancements are available to all participants. WAPC strongly encourages all users to make full use of all aspects of the product.

Q : Why not use coded (ICD-9 or ICD-10) or billing data for our quality needs?


Other data sources can be a good adjunct, particularly someday to compare financial to clinical information, but frequently the coding does not reflect the full picture of what happened clinically with the mother and/or infant. Also, coding and billing data capture what the provider documents, regardless of what others charted or contributed to the patient’s care.

For example, we know that in the future AWHONN will be putting out nursing care measures, and we will need ways to capture how these affect outcomes. Additionally, many of the things that are clinically relevant to an overall picture of the quality of care are not necessarily nicely captured in coding. This is why having the PeriData.Net system working in conjunction or synergistically with other systems optimizes your ability to use relevant data to make practice improvements that enhance patient care and outcomes.

Q: How can hospitals use the data for quality improvement?

There are standard reports that can be run by simply entering dates and pressing a button. Other reports can be run by using detailed data extracts and create-your-own reports to get at specific data requested by your organization.  These reports can be used at department meetings, by QI/QA staff, and by others who monitor processes and outcomes of care.

Q: Can my hospital participate in reporting perinatal measures in WHA’s CheckPoint?

Yes, if your hospital uses PeriData.Net®, it can participate in the CheckPoint perinatal measures public reporting. PeriData.Net® allows you to see your data real-time and to reconcile any discrepancies.  Data is sent directly to WHA by the vendor.

Q: What reports are available to hospitals?

There are a number of reports:

  • Certification Log
  • CheckPoint Summary: Numerators, denominators, and percentages for WHA CheckPoint measures.
  • Comprehensive Detailed Data Extract:  Excel file of over 800 columns of data for each birth - used for creating your own reports.
  • Condensed Detailed Data Extract: Excel file of over 100 columns of commonly used data for each birth - used for creating your own reports.
  • Delivery Log Report: A list of all births entered into PeriData.Net®.
  • Demographic Summary: Common demographic statistics for age, race, ethnicity, residency, education, marital status, and services utilized.
  • Detailed Data Extract: Excel file of over 400 columns of data for each birth – used for creating your own reports.
  • Detailed Data Extract Condensed: Excel file of over 100 columns of commonly used data for each birth – used for creating your own reports.
  • Disparities Summary: Counts and presents risk factors, intrapartum data and procedures, and maternal postpartum complications by race of mother.
  • Labor Procedures Summary: Number and percent of deliveries with selected procedures including inductions and augmentations and includes intrapartum medications.
  • Maternal Risk Factors Summary: Counts and percent of maternal risk factors, intrapartum data and procedures, and maternal postpartum complications.
  • Multiple Births Reconciliation Log: Allows quick check to verify logic on multiple births.
  • Neonatal Procedures and Abnormal Conditions of the Newborn Summary: Frequency and percent of newborn conditions.
  • Newborn Summary: Newborn statistics (the number of infants) including live births and deaths by several different breakdowns including plurality, gestational age, and birth weight, as well as APGAR scores, admission information, and breastfeeding levels.
  • WINpqc Data Audit
  • WINpqc Summary Report
  • WisPQC Detail
  • WisPQC Summary

Reports that can be run in total, by all attendants, by all facilities, or by all OB PCP include:

  • CMS Measures Summary: Includes completion status
  • Delivery Summary: Numbers of deliveries (the number of mothers)
  • Quality Indicators Report: Selected quality measures including TJC indicators and other selected quality indicators.

Reports that show a full reporting review at the patient level with completion status include:

  • CheckPoint Review
  • Early Elective Deliveries

Q: Who enters data into PeriData.Net®?

Hospitals vary in their approach to data collection and entry. In some institutions, nurses collect the data on a paper form, and a medical records person enters the data from the form into PeriData.Net®. In other hospitals, nurses enter the data directly into PeriData.Net®. Other hospitals assign a person to enter data. Whatever system a hospital uses, it should assure the entry of accurate and complete data.

Q: Are there forms that hospitals can use to collect the data?

Yes, hospitals can use birth work sheets that mirror the PeriData.Net® forms to collect data. They can be found in the “Help” section of the Navigation bar on the PeriData.Net® site.