Providing high-quality care to every patient in a safe environment is the goal of all hospitals and a daily focus of their activities. Consumers want more transparency and information about patient outcomes, and hospitals report a wide variety of quality information at both the state and national levels.

Texas hospitals support the collection and dissemination of additional meaningful, useful information about quality of care.

The Advisory Panel on Health Care-Associated Infections and Preventable Adverse Events guides the Texas Department of State Health Services in the implementation, development, maintenance and evaluation of the reporting system.

Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies Quality Initiative to Improve Induction of Labor

The Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies aims to improve the labor induction process through its new quality improvement learning collaborative, and TCHMB is asking Texas hospitals to complete a short questionnaire to assess their readiness to participate in the quality initiative. The information collected will be used to identify candidate organizations for participation in a quality improvement learning collaborative and will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

While closing the gap between evidence-based interventions and current practice, the TCHMB obstetrics subcommittee’s goal is to reduce the rate of failed induction of labor through implementation of systematic interventions within labor and delivery units. Ultimately, the quality improvement learning collaborative aims to reduce the primary cesarean delivery rate and improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.

TCHMB is a statewide collaborative of more than 150 health care providers, scientists, hospitals, state agencies, advocates and insurers working on improving birth outcomes in Texas. The Texas Hospital Association is a member.

Questions about the project should be directed to Divya Patel at 512/499-4589.



Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality & public health, 512/465-1043