NACHC engaged two large and one regional HCCNs to address the care continuum of quality post-partum services. Typical EHR functionality and clinical workflows do not adequately support the effective, longitudinal management of maternal quality from the prenatal period through delivery and the post-partum period.
NACHC is now partnering with three networks and the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) to extend the target areas from contraception, gestational diabetes and post-partum visits to the broad spectrum of evidence-based actions during and immediately after pregnancy.
By creating a cohesive workflow and HIT decision support care module, we can enable the coordinated delivery of prenatal and post-partum visits around important domains including contraception. gestational diabetes follow-up, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, substance abuse treatment and prevention and post-partum depression and anxiety screening. This work will result in comprehensive sets of quality measures, workflows, and informatics best practices with well-specified data dictionaries to support the entire continuum of maternal quality care.