Interdisciplinary and multi-professional Quality improvement (QI) initiatives that promote continuous, population and evidence-based practices have been shown to improve perinatal health outcomes. This two day, educational program is designed to expand the knowledge and skill base for perinatal health care practitioners in a range of vocations and specialties as well as other perinatal health-related professionals in the identification of QI opportunities, the planning and implementation of QI initiatives and the advancement of evidence-based practices at the institutional, community, and state levels.
Hospitals that work collaboratively on quality improvement projects, protocols, clinical education, and research achieve greater gains in improving health care for mothers and babies (Reisner & Landers 2010, Lee et al 2014). As increasing attention is paid to health care quality and improving outcomes, the need for the FPQC conference is greater than ever. The information, strategies, and team building to be shared via this conference will help address the gaps in knowledge and practice among Florida perinatal clinicians on revised national standards on OB safety, promoting patient/family engagement, monitoring QI efforts, addressing disparities in care, and approaches to improving preterm infant outcomes through feeding techniques.
Topic: System Complexity and the Cesarean Epidemic
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs
As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients during critical life moments that range from surgery to primary care to childbirth. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing, testing, and spreading solutions that improve healthcare.
Dr. Shah is listed among the "40 smartest people in health care" by the Becker's Hospital Review, and has been profiled by the New York Times, CNN, and other outlets. He is senior author of the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), which Don Berwick has called "an instant classic" and Atul Gawande called "a masterful primer for all clinicians." Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Shah founded Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care. In 2017, Dr. Shah co-founded the March for Moms Association, a coalition of 20 leading organizations, to increase public and private investment in the wellbeing of mothers.
Topic: Engaging Families in Quality Improvement
Director of Patient and Family Partnerships, Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina
Inspired by her experience of having a severe maternal event and high-risk infant in the NICU, Tara’s work focuses on building partnerships among health care professionals, patients, and families. In 2006, she became a founding member of the Newborn Critical Care Center Family Advisory Board at NC Children’s Hospital. In addition to developing Family Faculty and Family Support Programs, Tara has served as a parent partner on numerous hospital- and state-wide committees. She currently works with the National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Patient and Family Centered Care Partners (PFCCpartners) as a faculty member. Tara is a committee member on the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee and the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Pediatric Measures Committee. She has also served as a faculty member for the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and as a Patient and Family Advocacy Expert for the North Carolina Quality Center (NCQC). In 2014, Tara was recognized by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) as one of the Nation’s top 25 for Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement.
Topic: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatologist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE, is passionate about improving the quality and safety of perinatal care and has a solid foundation in epidemiology and research fundamentals. Through her role in the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, she gained practical experience in the use of quality improvement methods to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes of preterm newborns in Ohio and has formed collaborative relationships with obstetrical and neonatal care providers across the state.
Additionally she has an understanding care delivery in a complex system requires taking a multidisciplinary, multilevel approach. Her career includes didactic coursework in multidisciplinary theories and methods.
Dr. Borders joined the NorthShore University Health System Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Evanston Hospital in 2012 and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is the Executive Director and Obstetric Lead for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a collaborative of over 100 birthing hospitals focused on improving outcomes for mothers and newborns. She is a member of the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice. She also serves on the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Executive Committee.
Thursday, April 19th: 9 AM - 4:15 PM
Welcome - William Sappenfield, MD, MPH and Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
The State of the FPQC - William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, CPH
Reducing Health Disparities through Shared Decision Making - Karen Harris, MD, MPH
System Complexity and the Cesarean Epidemic - Neel Shah, MD
Optimizing Physician Engagement in QI: The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative Experience - Ann Borders, MD
How to Do What Matters: Partnering with Patients and Families to Transform Quality Improvement Efforts - Tara Bristol Rouse, MA
Friday, April 20th: 9 AM - 4 PM
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Experience - Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE
Morning Breakout Sessions (see below)
Afternoon Breakout Sessions (see below)
Finding Balance: Customization vs. Standardization of Care - Maya Balakrishnan, MD, CSSBB
Titles and Configuration subject to change.
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Competencies to be addressed: Patient Care; Medical knowledge; Practice-based learning and improvement; Systems-based practice; Professionalism; Interpersonal and communication skills
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