The Minnesota trauma registry, MNTrauma, is a web-based, encrypted data collection tool used by designated trauma hospitals to report trauma data to MDH.
Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury Registry
MNTrauma is also the data system for the Minnesota traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) registries. Minnesota hospitals are required to report certain TBI and SCI cases to MDH (Minn. R. 4643.0030, subp. 1). The TBI and SCI registries are administered by the MDH Injury and Violence Prevention Section and the data is reported through MNTrauma. Since many TBI and SCI cases also meet trauma registry reporting requirements, reporting all three types of cases (TBI, SCI, trauma) through MNTrauma offers the benefit of submitting the case only once using one data system, instead of reporting the same case up to three times through different registry systems.
Hospital medical records staff, TBI/SCI registrars and trauma registrars should coordinate their reporting so that cases that meet the TBI, SCI and/or trauma registry inclusion criteria are reported only once through MNTrauma.
If you have questions regarding the trauma registry, please contact the trauma system coordinator.