Group Visits Focused on Prenatal Care and Parenting Improve Birth Outcomes and Provider Efficiency
Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
Periodic, Nurse-Initiated Telephone Contact Provides Quality Followup Care to Infants With Lung Disease in Rural Areas
A nurse specialist maintains regular telephone contact with the primary caregivers and health care providers of premature infants with chronic lung disease who are discharged from the hospital.
Statewide Telehealth Program Enhances Access to Care, Improves Outcomes for High-Risk Pregnancies in Rural Areas
Statewide telehealth ANGELS (Antenatal & Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System) initiative connects rural Arkansas women with high-risk pregnancies to specialty prenatal consultations and tertiary services and improves mother and infant outcomes.
Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants
Standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age decreases rates of pneumothorax and mortality through the use of evidence-based medicine.
Noise Alert System Helps Staff and Visitors to Reduce Decibel Levels in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A sound monitoring and alert system in a neonatal intensive care unit alerts clinicians and visitors when sound levels are too high.
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data
This Web site is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments.
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals.
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit
This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care, and to explore ways to improve health care quality.