Beth Quinn, MSN, RNC-MNN is the Director, Women’s Health Operations working in a dual role between UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital and the UPMC Health Plan. Beth has been a nurse at UPMC for over20 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 Women’s Health 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.
(Innovative Data and Analytics Transformation, Population Health, Quality — Course Level: Beginning)
UPMC will share how it is using remote monitoring and telehealth, especially important during the pandemic, to improve the management of hypertensive disorder in the postpartum period. Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy complicate 10-15% of pregnancies in the U.S. Hypertension is the leading cause of postpartum hospital readmissions, and among the most important contributors to prematurity and serious maternal morbidity and mortality. They are enabling ongoing connections to the healthcare team for 42 days after hospital discharge from delivery, improving maternal outcomes.