The Horizon Health Network's Board hearing that plans are moving along for a perinatal program to co-ordinate care for mothers and babies which will be a new service for the province.
Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck tells CHSJ News one aspect will be data collection which already exists in Nova Scotia.
She says in their program they collect 1100 variables on every woman and child allowing them to use that research to make decisions that can save governments money.
Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck points out the New Brunswick Perinatal Health Program will be independent from the government.
They plan to hire staff over the summer and be up and running by September.