Beth Quinn MSN, RNC-MNN, is the Program Director in Women’s Health Services. She works in a dual role between Magee- Womens Hospital of UPMC and the UPMC Health Plan. Beth has been a nurse for UPMC for over 20 years working in Women’s Health. Beth acts as a change agent to design, facilitate, monitor, evaluate and sustain program improvement initiatives across the UPMC service line. In her dual role, she is to develop new and unique methods to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities to enhance the payer-provider relationships. Beth is also responsible for setting goals and new initiatives according to the strategic objectives of both organizations to improve patient engagement and outcomes.
Integrating Clinical Improvement and Activity Based Costing Identifies Pathway to Healthier Moms and Babies
Nationally, one in ten pregnant women develops gestational diabetes (GDM), increasing the chance of negative outcomes for both mom and baby. Clinical leaders know early treatment will impact the outcomes, but early identification of these patients poses its own set of challenges. To address these challenges, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) uses a service line management approach, coupled with an activity-based costing solution. An advantage of this organizational structure is the ability to easily access integrated clinical and financial information for a specific patient population. Come and learn how an interdisciplinary team, including clinicians and finance, developed an improvement proposal with a return on investment (ROI) projection to gain executive sponsorship and clinician engagement. Providing clinicians with detailed information about the effectiveness of the interventions resulted in the development of a pathway for clinical screening and interventions to benefit moms and babies.