Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA, or “Maria”)

Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA, or “Maria”) is a data system available to all Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRC) to support essential review functions.

Standardized data collection is a first step toward fully understanding the causes of maternal mortality and eliminating preventable pregnancy-related deaths. MMRIA helps MMRCs organize available data and begin the critical steps necessary to comprehensively identify and assess maternal mortality cases. MMRIA provides the following:

Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA, or “Maria”)
  • A repository for the collection of clinical and non-clinical information surrounding a woman’s life and death, which can facilitate review by a jurisdiction based MMRC.
  • Documentation of committee deliberations on:
    1. Whether the death was related to pregnancy
    2. If it could have been prevented
    3. Factors that contributed to the death
    4. Recommendations to prevent future deaths
  • Quantitative and qualitative fields collecting information relevant to most pregnancy-related deaths that can be used for surveillance, monitoring, and examining maternal mortality.

MMRIA is regularly updated with system and feature improvements that are informed by users in partnership with CDC.

States and jurisdictions interested in using MMRIA work in partnership with the Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) program at CDC. CDC provides technical assistance and training to help committees use the system effectively during abstraction, case review, and analysis.

To learn more contact MMRIA Support at mmriasupport@cdc.gov.