Quality Collaboratives

From the TMC blog: Multi-state collaborative works to improve pre- and inter-conception health

A recent Issue Brief from the Commonwealth Fund highlights a multi-state collaboration to improve pre- and inter-conception health for women insured by Medicaid.

A recent Issue Brief from the Commonwealth Fund highlights a multi-state collaboration to improve pre- and inter-conception health for women insured by Medicaid. The Louisiana Birth Outcomes Initiative, a cross-departmental, public–private effort to improve the outcomes of Louisiana’s births, was one of the participating state programs. This state-wide initiative used the same multi-stakeholder process employed by Childbirth Connection to develop the Blueprint for Action.

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Filed in Blog, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives on Tue., Aug 28, 2012

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From the TMC blog: Technical report on NQF quality measures now available.

Back in April, Carol Sakala wrote about the new and continuing perinatal and reproductive health quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum. The final Technical Report on the set of NQF-endorsed measures is now available.

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers, Costs - Charges - Value, Hospitals and Health Systems, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives on Wed., Jun 27, 2012

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From the TMC blog: Update on Nationally Endorsed Maternity Care Performance Measures

At Childbirth Connection, we know that performance measurement is an essential element for moving toward the maternity care system that women and families deserve — one that meets the Triple Aim of better care, better outcomes, and better value. Performance measurement is central to our 2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System and companion Blueprint for Action consensus reports. So, we are thrilled that the National Quality Forum (NQF) has approved for endorsement 12 continuing and 2 new maternity care performance measures.
Pending a 30-day appeal period, these will continue to be available or be newly available as nationally endorsed performance measures for both quality improvement and public reporting. I am pleased to offer this update as co-chair of the multi-stakeholder Steering Committee that evaluated measures submitted by developers within the formal NQF consensus development process with explicit criteria for endorsement.

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers, Costs - Charges - Value, Hospitals and Health Systems, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives on Wed., Apr 11, 2012

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From the TMC blog: Leading Change: An Interview with Christine Morton of CMQCC

Our Leading Change series profiles leaders in efforts to transform maternity care. This month we bring readers an interview with Christine Morton, PhD, a medical sociologist at the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. Christine and I discuss the rising rate of maternal mortality, how standardizing care for obstetric hemorrhage can help, the need for better data collection and reporting, and how state quality collaboratives can lead change. Thanks Christine for taking the time to answer these questions, and thanks everyone at CMQCC for your work to transform maternity care!

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers, Hospitals and Health Systems, Interviews, Leading Change, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives on Thu., Dec 15, 2011

From the TMC blog: Addressing Obstetrical Adverse Events: Webinar This Wednesday

The Partnership for Patients national program for improving patient safety is one of the first times we’ve seen maternity care on the national agenda, with reducing obstetrical adverse events highlighted as one of ten national priority patient safety areas. Together with the National Priorities Partnership, the Partnership for Patients will offer a free webinar on September 28 about patient safety in maternity care. The webinar will address strategies to meet the national goal of eliminating 30% of preventable obstetrical adverse events and will feature Childbirth Connection’s Maureen Corry.

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Filed in Blog, Childbirth Connection, Clinicians, Consumers, Hospitals and Health Systems, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives, Webinars on Mon., Sep 26, 2011

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From the TMC blog: Maternity Care Improvement: Will it Play in Peoria?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Will it play in Peoria?” It originated in the early ’20s and ’30s during the US vaudeville era, when Peoria, IL was a popular stop for vaudeville acts and performances. If a show was well received in Peoria, it was likely to work throughout the country. Peoria has since become a well-known test market to gauge the popularity of products and ideas nationwide.

So what does this have to do with maternity care? Well, in this case, what’s playing in Peoria goes way beyond products and ideas to a full-blown actionable healthcare quality improvement project called “Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms.”

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers, Costs - Charges - Value, Hospitals and Health Systems, Quality Collaboratives on Wed., Sep 14, 2011

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From the TMC blog: Four Maternity Care Trends to Watch

There’s a big gap between our current maternity care system and the high-quality, high-value system envisioned by a multi-stakeholder Transforming Maternity Care Project Team. We’re glad to see many of the recommendations put forth in the Blueprint for Action garnering broader interest and gaining momentum. Here are four we expect to play a growing role in system transformation over the coming months and years.

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Filed in Blog, Costs - Charges - Value, Hospitals and Health Systems, Quality Collaboratives on Mon., Aug 15, 2011

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