EHR Data Exploration to Improve Postpartum Care in Community Health Centers

Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
West Building, Level 1 | W183 B

This poster will be displayed in conjunction with the HIMSS23 Workforce ConneXtions. Posters will be available for viewing through the entirety of the event. Poster presenters will be available for questions from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

In collaboration with the CDC, the National Association of Community Health Centers has executed a project that aims to improve maternal care quality in community health centers. Initially, the project aimed to facilitate increased evidence-based care and shared decision-making around contraception; and to advance the follow-up and postpartum management of gestational diabetes and contraception counseling and provision. Most recently, the project focused on additional recommended evidence-based postpartum activities by developing quality measures and exploring EHR data from three health center network organizations. This poster will provide an overview of the quality measures, results of the initial data exploration and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of complete EHR data in managing and ensuring concrete postpartum follow-up in community health centers
  • Describe the barriers to complete EHR data including interoperability challenges and limited pregnancy-related data fields in the EHR
  • Summarize the role of quality measures in assessing and improving postpartum care in community health centers
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Crystal Nwachuku, MSHS
Specialist, Clinical Informatics
National Association of Community Health Centers