Data Abstraction

Designation Criteria

The designation criteria provide vital information about participation in the MI AIM program. Criteria change each year and are used to populate the designation scorecard at the end of the program year. Carefully review these documents to ensure you may meet all requirements for participation.

2023 Program Year (Coming October 2022)

Summary of Program Datatypes:

MI AIM Structure Measures (Annually)

  • Structure measures are used to assess if standardized, evidence-based systems, protocols, and materials have been implemented for the various patient safety bundles.

    • This includes data for bundle component implementation.

  • Data is updated once per year by each birthing hospital participating in the MI AIM program.

MI AIM Process Measures (Monthly)

  • Process measures are used to monitor the compliance with evidence-based practices during bedside patient care.

    • This includes data for the National AIM bundles: obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension.

    • This includes data for the MI AIM maternal sepsis bundle.

  • Data is entered on a monthly basis by each birthing hospital participating in the MI AIM program.

MI AIM Administrative Claims Outcome Measures (Annually)

  • Outcome measures can be used to examine changes that occur in the health of an individual, group of people, or population that can be attributed to the adoption of evidence-based clinical best practices.

    • This includes data for overall severe maternal morbidity (SMM), hemorrhage-related SMM, hypertension-related SMM, and maternal sepsis.

  • Data is provided by MDHHS on an annual basis for all Michigan birthing hospitals. Data lag time from MDHHS is about 2 years and is uploaded to KeyMetrics by the MHA each year in January.

See the AIM Data Collection Plan (Encyclopedia of Measures) for specific information about measures within each survey type listed above. Sepsis bundle implementation and abstraction information may be found here: MI AIM Sepsis Bundle.

Data Abstraction Deadlines

Hospitals are encouraged to enter data timely within KeyMetrics. Below are key program deadlines:


KeyMetrics and the MHA Community

  • KeyMetrics is the data collection and reporting tool used by MI AIM. The MI AIM Dashboard is housed within the website and training materials on how to navigate the website, enter data, and access the MI AIM Dashboard may be found on the education page.

  • The MHA Community is a collaborative space where hospitals may post questions to gain insight as to how others have implemented bundles or policies within their organization.

Please contact if you have questions about these systems or need help getting registered as a new user.

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MI AIM Data Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Questions about data abstraction? Check out our FAQs.

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National AIM Data Documents

  • AIM Data Collection Plan (Encyclopedia of Measures)

  • AIM SMM Code List (list of ICD-10 codes used for determining outcome measures)

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Documents

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