Quality Quest Launches Maternity Care Initiative

(January 2011) Quality Quest for Health of Illinois has launched the Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms project designed to eliminate elective pre-term inductions and c-sections. More than one in five babies are electively delivered before it is truly safe. The team working on the Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms initiative will identify evidence-based guidelines, encourage adoption of processes needed to eliminate unsafe, pre-term inductions, select key quality and safety measures and determine a means of collecting data to report to Quality Quest, and recommend approaches to heighten the awareness of clinicians, patients and families about the importance of full-term births.