BORN Ontario (Better Outcomes Registry & Network)
BORN is Ontario’s pregnancy, birth and childhood registry and network. Established in 2009 to collect and share critical data about each child born in the province, BORN Ontario manages an advanced database that provides reliable, comprehensive information on maternal and child care.
Because every pregnancy and birth in Ontario is thoroughly documented, and because the clinical data collected are complete, professionals in every discipline within the health sector gain vital knowledge they can apply to improve the system.
The result is change that contributes directly to the well being of mothers, with positive and lasting effects on the health of newborns, children and the citizens of Ontario.
BORN is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, administered by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and active in every region of the province. As a prescribed registry under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, BORN safeguards data while making information available to facilitate and improve health care. BORN’s rigorous privacy policies are reviewed regularly by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to ensure accordance with privacy legislation and data-system standards.