Webinars

From the TMC blog: Sign-up Now for October 10 Webinar on New National Goals and Strategies to Reduce Early Elective Delivery and Cesarean Section in Low-Risk Women

Over the last nine months, the Maternity Action Team, comprised of nearly 30 public and private organizations, has set aspirational goals and worked on the development and implementation of a plan to reduce elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks to 5% or less and reduce cesarean section in low-risk women to 15% or less. This effort is focused on three key strategies: 1) Increasing uptake of The Joint Commission perinatal core measure set; 
2) Implementing hard-stop policies and checklists; and 
3) Aligning consumer and provider messaging.

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Filed in Blog, Webinars on Tue., Oct 2, 2012

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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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Webinar: Leveraging National Quality and Safety Initiatives for Maternity Care Improvement

On May 10, 2011, Childbirth Connection offered a webinar exploring 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, discussed major initiatives including the National Quality Strategy and Partnership for Patients, recently launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and led a conversation about how maternity care advocates can leverage these for change.

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Filed in Webinars on Mon., May 16, 2011

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Webinar: Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project

On April 19, 2011, Childbirth Connection offered a webinar highlighting the work of the Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project with Project Director, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, FACOG. Dr. Gee discussed the coordinated state-wide effort to create a culture of continuous quality improvement and safety in Louisiana’s birthing hospitals. The project involves tracking and reporting performance, implementing quality improvement toolkits, enhancing access to preventive care, and adopting best practices from high-performing maternity care systems.

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Filed in Webinars on Thu., Apr 21, 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Webinar: Quality Measurement in Maternity Services: Staying One Step Ahead

This webinar describes the “quality landscape” and its importance in maternity care, reviews the maternity measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum and adopted by the Joint Commission, and addresses strategies for mitigating concerns about physician autonomy.

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

Webinar: How Payment Reform Can Lower Costs and Improve Quality

Can we have our cake and eat it too? Can insurers and individuals pay less for maternity care without reducing quality or revenues for hospitals and care providers? This webinar featured the most promising models for payment reform to align incentives with maternity care quality and highlighted demonstration projects where payment reforms are underway.

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Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Fri., Mar 4, 2011

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