Welcome Commissioner Bartlett:
Cheryl Bartlett, RN was named Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in June 2013. The MPQC is pleased to welcome Ms. Bartlett, who will deliver opening remarks at our Spring Summit and share her perspective on Maternal Child Health in Massachusetts.
Keynote Speech: Quality Improvement as a strategy for Healthcare Cost Containment and the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Zsakeba Henderson, M.D., FACOG; Medical Officer in the Maternal and Infant Health Branch of the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other presentations will include:
The Impact of Universal Healthcare on Pregnancy Outcomes in Massachusetts
Bonnie Glass, RN, MSN; MPQC Chair
Social Determinants of Maternal Newborn Health
Eugene Declercq, MD; Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education & Prof. of OBGYN, Boston University School of Public Health
Ovuline: A new approach to health pregnancies aligning clinical guidelines, personal health and lifestyle
Panel Discussion on Quality Improvement in Obstetrics - Measuring What Matters
Hosted by: Jeff Ecker, MD; Director of Obstetrical Clinical Research and Quality Assurance and Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Massachusetts General
Panelists will include:
Steven Ringer, MD, PhD; Chief Newborn Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Kimberly Dever, MD; Chair Department of OB/GYN, South Shore Hospital
Matthew Collins, MD; Medical Director, Fallon Health
Robyn Churchill, CNM; Research Director Better Birth - Harvard School of Public Health
Neel Shah, MD, MPP; Faculty investigator, Adriadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation at Harvard School of Public Health
The Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts: Lessons Learned on the Journey to Collaborative Success
Alan Picarillo, MD; Chair, NeoQIC