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3 August, 2022

New dashboard aims to give pēpi Māori the best start in life

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) has released a dashboard to support quality
improvement among primary and maternity care providers.

Produced in partnership with the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the Generation 2040
(Gen2040) dashboard will join Best Start Kōwae, a suite of NHC smart assessment tools
that include clinical decision support, e-referral capability and localised health pathways.

‘Data, and understanding the data, is critical to giving pēpi Māori (Māori babies) the best
start in life, and we’re keen for all primary health care providers and their networks across
Aotearoa New Zealand to use the dashboard.’

NHC Clinical director, Rawiri McKree Jansen.

The dashboard will bring together data from Best Start Pregnancy, an early gestation
assessment tool for nurses, midwives and general practitioners, and Best Start Pēpi, used to
assess six-week-old babies transitioning from maternity to primary care.
Rolled out in 2019 and 2020 by the NHC, the programmes now operate in over 380
practices nationally.

Dr McKree Jansen said the new dashboard would help providers understand what’s
happening with their patients by supporting the data management, analysis and reporting
capability of the Best Start Pregnancy and Best Start Pēpi programmes.
Dashboard access will initially be given to primary health care organisations and allow them
to sight data submitted by clinics within their networks, including highlighting areas needing
quality improvement such as referrals or perinatal mental health.
The dashboard is a key part of realising the vision behind the Gen2040 project, Dr McKree
Jansen said.

‘The Gen2040 project’s vision is that in the year 2040, the bicentennial of te Tiriti o Waitangi,
the hallmarks and determinants of inequities will be significantly reduced or eliminated for
whānau Māori,’ he said.

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For more information, contact Gen2040@nhc.maori.nz

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