Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc
Thursday Morning Plenary
State-based perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are networks of clinical providers, hospital improvement teams, and public health organizations that seek to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Many states have developed PQCs that have achieved important improvements in outcomes such as preterm delivery, maternal morbidity, neonatal infection, and breast milk use. As PQCs have grown and matured, they have extended from hospital-based initiatives to population-level improvement efforts. In this session, we will use explore how PQCs can bring rigorous clinical quality improvement methods to traditional public health approaches to improving outcomes for mothers with opioid use disorder and newborns at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome. The first part of the session will review the work of the Massachusetts PQC; the last part of the session will show recent innovations around perinatal opioid use in Alaska.
Munish Gupta is a staff neonatologist and the Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His academic interests focus on innovative approaches to quality improvement and patient safety. He is chair of the Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC) and has worked extensively with state and national efforts to foster the development of state-based perinatal quality collaboratives.