Tag - Mortality

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! DSHS Webinar Series on Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Texas

Date: July 28, 2021 Attention: Obstetric Care and Primary Care Providers Training Dates: August 4th, 11th, and 18th Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Maternal and Child Health Unit is hosting a three-part virtual speaker [...]

Improving Postpartum Hospital Discharge Education

In September 2018, the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force released its latest report on deaths occurring during pregnancy and up to 1 year following the end of pregnancy.  Approximately 20% of maternal deaths occurred while the mother was pregnant or during the first 7 days after delivery!  Detailed maternal death case reviews revealed that “inadequate knowledge and lack of early recognition of postpartum complication signs frequently contributed to death.”1 Recommendations by the Task Force included that improvements be [...]