Childbirth Connection

From the TMC blog: Innovation and Support for Midwifery: This Week and Always

Those familiar with Childbirth Connection may already know about our recent reports and resources that address midwifery care, like our evidence-based web site topic on Choosing a Caregiver, our Milbank Report on evidence-based maternity care calling out midwifery care as an underused intervention “suitable for routine use,” and our Transforming Maternity Care Blueprint for Action that calls for increased use of midwives and family practice physicians.

But did you know about our long history of innovation and support for midwifery, dating back 93 years to the dawn of professional midwifery in the United States?

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blog, Childbirth Connection, Clinicians on Tue., Oct 4, 2011

Tagged with:

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.

[read the rest of this post » ]

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

Tagged with:

From the Field: Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project

The Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project is a state-wide effort coordinated by the Department of Health and Hospitals. This multi-stakeholder initiative drew inspiration from the Transforming Maternity Care project and charged several interdisciplinary task forces with constituencies modeled after the five TMC stakeholder workgroups to determine critical steps for progress in four major areas: quality and safety, interconception care, behavioral health, and performance measurement.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Care coordination, Childbirth Connection, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Disparities, Health information technology, Health information technology, Payment reform, Payment/reimbursement change, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Scope of covered services, Staffing/care coordination change, Stories from the Field on Fri., Apr 22, 2011

Tagged with:

Webinar will explore national priorities for quality improvement and their significance for maternity care transformation

The next webinar in Childbirth Connection’s TMC Topics series will explore how major national quality and safety initiatives align with maternity care reform efforts. Karen Adams, PhD, MT, vice president of national priorities at the National Quality Forum, will discuss major initiatives including the just-launched National Quality Strategy and Partnership for Patients and lead a conversation about how maternity care advocates can leverage these for change. This free webinar will take place Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 12-1pm ET.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, News on Tue., Apr 19, 2011

Federal Legislative Action: Partnering to Improve Maternity Care Quality Act of 2010

This act addresses many of the recommendations put forth in the direction-setting Blueprint for Action, with provisions related to many of the Blueprint’s 11 focal areas, including performance measurement and leveraging of results; payment reform aligning incentives with quality; scope of covered services for maternity care; coordination of maternity care across time, settings, and disciplines; decision-making and consumer choice; and development and use of health information technology.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Care coordination, Childbirth Connection, Decision making and choice, Federal Legislation, Health information technology, Health information technology, Payment reform, Payment/reimbursement change, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Scope of covered services on Mon., Apr 4, 2011

Webinar: TMC Project Overview and Blueprint for Action

This webinar discusses the rigorous, multi-stakeholder process for developing the 2020 Vision and Blueprint for Action and presents various Blueprint recommendations. Guest expert Alina Salganicoff, Vice President and Director, Women’s Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, reviews the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will affect childbearing women, newborns, and the maternity care system.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Sun., Apr 3, 2011

Tagged with:

Webinar: 2020 Vision for High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care

The presentation discussed how the Vision offers a robust concept of maternity care quality, with attention to every level of the care delivery system.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Fri., Apr 1, 2011

Tagged with:

From the Field: Leapfrog Hospital Survey: Hospital Rates of Early Elective Deliveries

Childbirth Connection, the Leapfrog Group, and the March of Dimes have partnered to offer a suite of resources to reduce early elective deliveries.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Clinical controversies, Decision making and choice, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Progress, Stories from the Field on Sun., Mar 6, 2011

Tagged with:

Webinar: Disparities in Maternity Care

This webinar features two health care leaders addressing the intersection of maternity care disparities, health care law, and the rising cost of care.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Sun., Mar 6, 2011

Webinar: Implementing Shared Decision Making in Maternity Care

Topics include the evidence that supports the use of patient decision aids, federal and state legislation related to shared decision making, the experiences of FIMDM’s demonstration cites, and the road ahead as we begin to think about how to bring SDM best practices to maternity care decision making.

[read the rest of this post » ]

Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Sun., Mar 6, 2011

php endif; ?>