Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health Using Real-World EMR Data

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Despite a growing focus on health equity, racial disparities persist in obstetric care. Compounding these problems, clinical leaders lack the practical ability to deploy their own data to assess treatments and workflows across real-world patients. 

In partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and with support from Merck for Mothers, Alabama-based USA Health Children’s and Women’s Hospital leveraged their electronic medical record (EMR) data self-serve in AdaptX to transform the way they approach maternal health equity.

Key Learnings:
  • Understand the objectives of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Maternal Health Equity project.
  • Explore how USA Health leveraged their real-world electronic medical record (EMR) data to improve outcomes for Maternal Hypertension.
  • Learn how USA Health then broadened their efforts to address Maternal Hemorrhage disparities alongside the Alabama Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ALPQC).



Anne Urmanski, MSN, BSed, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Clinical Solutions Director, AdaptX


Pierre Barker, MD, MBChB

Chief Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


Kristen Noles, DNP

Performance Improvement Manager, USA Health


Vicki Curtis, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Chief Nursing Officer, USA Health


Beth Leffard, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Quality System Manager, USA Health


Carmen Morehead MSN, RN, CNL

Health Equity and Performance Improvement Coordinator, USA Health