We are developing and implementing software which incorporates evidence-based guidelines into algorithms that will provide situational awareness, clinical decision support, and enhanced communication for clinicians caring for laboring mothers and their babies. When our licensed protocols were implemented on paper at a university hospital tertiary care center, they led to a significant decrease in serious safety events and to a concomitant reduction in litigation costs. riskLD is turning the protocols into a software solution that will interface with the Labor & Delivery electronic health record so that implementation can occur on a larger scale. By providing situational awareness, riskLD's platform is calling attention to situations with the potential to lead to suboptimal outcomes, thereby allowing the clinical team to address them in a timely manner. By providing enhanced communication, riskLD's platform is further facilitating awareness of critical clinical information in systems where continuity of care is increasingly fragmented. Most importantly, by providing clinical decision support, riskLD's platform is presenting guidance to the clinical team with a robust and expansive set of proprietary algorithms, thereby ensuring the highest level of evidence-based care.