New Issue Focuses on
Innovative Approaches To Improving Birth Outcomes
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the April 15 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (https://innovations.ahrq.gov)
- The featured Innovations describe three different approaches to improving outcomes for newborns and pregnant women—a payment policy aimed at eliminating early, nonmedically necessary, elective births; a pregnancy medical home model that helps primary care practices provide robust care management and care coordination; and a program that provides free doula care to underserved women.
- The featured QualityTools include a toolkit that provides resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to help expectant mothers get evidence-based care to improve birth outcomes; a toolkit that addresses quality improvement in prenatal care and offers a collection of “lessons learned” by health plans serving Medicaid members; and a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health.
- To access other content related to efforts to improve birth outcomes, go tohttps://innovations.ahrq.gov/
narrow-by-subjects/?term=781 and narrow the results by selecting the term Fetus under Patient Population/Age.
- Learning Community Web Pages For more information about the Innovations Exchange’s Learning Communities, including details about each LC’s membership and aims, please visit their Web pages:
o Medication Therapy Management Learning Community page
o Emergency Services Learning Community page
o Patient- and Family-Centered Care Learning Community page
New issues of the Innovations Exchange are published on the third Wednesday of each month. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.