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Clinical Data Abstractors (CDAs)

BCBSM will support Clinical Data Abstractors (CDAs) at the OBI Hospitals to support our data validation and collection efforts. The OBI Hospital’s Clinical Data Abstractors will report on NTSV cases. OBI expects your site to have the Clinical Data Abstractor on-site by August 2019.

CDAS should be on-site by August 2019.

Important Documents

Clinical Data Abstractor position description

Clinical Data Abstractor Roles & Responsibilities document

CDA timeline

OBI Case inclusion criteria

2019 Data Element Overview

The 2019 Data Elements Overview document reflects the data variables that will be collected on Term Singleton Vertex patients from January 2019 onward via the OBI registry on a consecutive sample of cases each month from OBI participating hospitals per the table below.

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OBI Hospital Data Collaborative Agreement

The OBI Hospital Data Collaborative Agreement formalizes the relationship between a hospital and OBI in support of clinical data abstraction and to safely and securely share data.

OBI Hospital Data Collaborative Agreement OBI Remote Access Agreement (to permit remote audits)


Contact OBI Data Manager, April Richmond, BSN, RN at or (734) 936-6586.