FAQS

What is BirthCounts?

BirthCounts is a web-based statistics program to collect and track data related to births.

Who can use BirthCounts?

While BirthCounts was specifically designed for nurse-midwives, BirthCounts can be used by CPMs, lay midwives, Labor and Delivery nurses, doulas, OBs, Family Practice MDs, or anyone interested in keeping track of births they attend.

Is BirthCounts tricky to use? Does it take a long time to enter data?

BirthCounts is designed to be user-friendly, and intuitive. Entering that birth at 4:00 AM after no sleep should only take a few minutes!

I'm nervous about entering my clients' names on the internet. Couldn't anyone access this? Does it meet HIPPA requirements?

BirthCounts is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your patients' health information. BirthCounts will not use or disclose any of the data provided by you or others in your practice in a manner that would violate the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") regulations. In accordance with HIPAA�s Security Rule, we can ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic health information that we receive, maintain or transmit. Please see our notice of privacy practices.

How does the passcode work?

In addition to 128 bit SSL encryption, BirthCounts uses an encryption algorithm that encrypts that data (mother's name) using your unique passcode. Everyone who enters data at your practice needs to have this key. To view the data, it needs to be decrypted which is only possible with the key that you have.
To enhance security, BirthCounts never knows your key, and hence can not view the data. The encryption is so secure that if you lose this passcode, there is NO way to retrieve this data, so be careful with your passcode.

I'm very used to my log book, is there anyway I can create that with BirthCounts?

Absolutely. You can choose to print your births individually or in a log format. You can also print out summaries of each birth, monthly statistics, yearly statistics, there are many options.

Can I enter information prior to signing up with BirthCounts?

Absolutely. You can enter all your previous births to keep lifetime statistics.

How do I know that BirthCounts will be around for a while?

I don't want to be committed to a system that may change, get outrageously expensive, or go out of business.
Please read Our Story. We started BirthCounts with the goal of making data collection easy and efficient for midwives. Any changes we make will be to enhance what we already have, and what our users desire, price increases will be rare and only as needed, and we have NO intention of doing anything other than continuing to provide this service to you!

How do I find out more about BirthCounts?

Check out our live demo. Also, register for a free 60 day trial subscription. We are convinced that once you try BirthCounts, it will be hard to go back to any other data collection program! Also, please feel free to contact us through the contact page, we would love to have the opportunity to explain how BirthCounts can meet your needs.

 
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