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Nurse Impact Publishes Survey Results from the National Labor and Delivery Nurse Survey

In labor and delivery units, physicians frequently receive data feedback on the cesarean birth rates of the patients under their care as an evidence-based strategy to encourage practices changes that improve safety and outcomes. Nurse Impact is a portfolio of projects, led by the Delivery Decisions Initiative and the Boston College Connell School of Nursing,… Continue reading Nurse Impact Publishes Survey Results from the National Labor and Delivery Nurse Survey

May 12 2022
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FOX23: Tulsa is the first city in the county to have Team Birth at every delivering hospital

Amber Weiseth speaks with FOX23 in Tulsa on the TeamBirth care process being implemented in every delivering hospital in the city.

Apr 25 2022
Project Assistant, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means… Continue reading Project Assistant, Delivery Decisions Initiative

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Three Papers Detail Design, Test, and Spread of TeamBirth

TeamBirth is an innovative approach to improve communication and teamwork in childbirth pioneered by Ariadne Labs’ Delivery Decision Initiative (DDI). The care process, which relies on a patient-facing planning board and team huddles, ensures people giving birth and clinicians have shared input and understanding into decision-making during labor, delivery and postpartum.  Three recently published papers… Continue reading Three Papers Detail Design, Test, and Spread of TeamBirth

Apr 11 2022
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TeamBirth Launches in Oklahoma Hospitals

In March of 2022, hospitals in Oklahoma — including Hillcrest Hospital South, Hillcrest Claremore Hospital, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Bailey Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital — launched TeamBirth. Developed by Ariadne Labs’ Delivery Decisions Initiative, TeamBirth is a communication and teamwork process that closes gaps in communication that challenge the safety and dignity of… Continue reading TeamBirth Launches in Oklahoma Hospitals

Apr 8 2022
Improving communication and teamwork during labor: A feasibility, acceptability, and safety study

The Delivery Decisions Initiative publishes on the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of the TeamBirth care process in Birth.

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A Q&A with Amber Weiseth, Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative

In October 2021, Amber Weiseth, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, became the new Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs and the lab’s only director with a nursing background, “which I believe is an honor,” Weiseth said. Weiseth brings 18 years experience as a perinatal nurse to DDI, a research and social impact program focused… Continue reading A Q&A with Amber Weiseth, Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative

Jan 21 2022
Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Pregnancy-Related Social Support: Design Workshops With Community-Based Organizations in Greater Boston

The Delivery Decisions Initiative team published work in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on using a human-centered design process to assess proposed solutions for gaps in social support services during pregnancy and the first year after childbirth.

Implementation strategies within a complex environment: A qualitative study of a shared decision-making intervention during childbirth

Research from our Delivery Decisions Initiative team published in Birth on shared decision-making and the acceptability and feasibility of TeamBirth.

NEWS - Perspectives
JPHMP Direct: Using Human-Centered Design for More Inclusive Maternal Health

Leigh Graham, Amanda DiMeo, and Rose Molina pen a blog in JPHMP Direct to discuss their latest research published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Jan 6 2022