The primary goal of the MATCH Coalition is to inform key stakeholders and promote related policies, guidelines, and regulations that support the adoption and application of clinically appropriate technology for the betterment of maternal health outcomes by fostering activities in the areas of research, education, and innovation.
MATCH Coalition February 2023
Tuesday, January 21, 202e
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
January 17, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
We kicked-off our 3rd year of the MATCH Coalition. During this meeting, we updated our annual goals, objectives, and activities for the new year. This is your opportunity to help shape the direction and priorities for 2023.
December 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition wishes everyone a happy holiday season and looks forward to seeing you in the new year!
November 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition in-resident public policy team and Co-Chairs, David Gray and Elizabeth Frazee provided a recap of the mid-term elections and offered points for consideration on the potential impact that the results may have on maternal health and technology in 2023 and beyond.
October 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition Co-Chair, Elizabeth Frazee discussed digital maternal health and telehealth access with Olivia Trusty, Subcommittee Policy Director, U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Communications, Media and Broadband Subcommittee. We took a closer look at the state of Mississippi and the efforts of Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) which have resulted in increased access to telehealth for everyone and especially rural Americans.
September 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Virginia maternal health was in the spotlight for September 2022. We were honored to be joined by Rene Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH, FHIMSS, CEO of Cenevia. Rene shared the approach that state officials, healthcare, and communities took to address maternal health issues and how those steps have proven to be successful. We also discussed current-day needs and plans that are being adopted by FQHCs and others to address new areas of need.
August 2022 - MATCH Coalition summer break - no meeting
July 20, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
We were honored to welcome Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC, FHFMA, CEO of Turner & Company, LLC, and the President of the Alabama Rural Health Association. Together we explored the maternal health needs of the state of Alabama and approaches being taken state-wide to address those needs.
June 21, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
In the month of June, we turned our attention to the Liberty & Prosperity State, New Jersey. The state is working diligently to address its high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity. We explored both the related and associated challenges that are plaguing the state and what strategies are being taken to address them. Guest speakers included Amit Trivedi, MS, Sr. Director, Informatics & HIT Standards at @HIMSS who spoke on the importance of privacy and security in the management of maternal health data.
This was followed by a lively interaction with Gloria A Bachmann, MD, MMS
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medicine, Associate Dean for Women's Health, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute (WHI), Medical Director of the PROUD Gender Center of NJ, Medical Director of the NJ Commission on Women's Reentry, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; along with Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center, and Vice President of the New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association
May 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00PM Eastern
On May 17th, the MATCH Coalition’s Virtual Hill Briefing focused on measures necessary for the betterment of maternal health through digital and telecommunication technologies. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS United States Representative Robin Kelly with Dr. Nicole WIlliams followed by a roundtable discussion on “Overcoming Maternity Deserts: The Need for Equitable Broadband and Technology Access” with guests Mignon Clyburn, MLC Strategies and Former Commissioner, FCC; Dr. Cecilia Albaro, OSF Healthcare; Adimika Arthur, HealthTech 4 Medicaid; and Joe Cutrell, AT&T
April 19, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition reflected on the activities of the Black Maternal Health Week, April 11 - 15th. Highlights of the week and big takeaways on maternal health policy, technology, and national programs were reviewed. Guest Speakers included: Dorshonda Evans, BSHA, LPN, Member Engagement Director, Tennessee Rural Health Association; Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, Managing Director, Envision Care, and Co-Founder, HIT Like a Girl; Megan Simmons, JD, MPA, Director of Policy, National Birth Equity Collaborative; Kristina Wint, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Reproductive and Maternal Health and Wellness, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
March 15, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition joins REACH for the Maternal Health and Wellness Influencers' Luncheon HIMSS22 Orlando and ONLINE
The purpose of this event was to provide a meeting ground for maternal health innovators, thought leaders, and influencers. The event was hosted on Zoom and onsite at the Hyatt Regency, Florida
Topics explored included: Maternal Health and Digital Health Tools; Perinatal Behavioral Health Support; Maternal Health and Chronic Disease Management; Maternal Health Policy and Regulations; Promoting Positive Birthing Experiences; and Perinatal Nutrition for Life - Before Birth and Beyond
February 18, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Dr. Heidi Altman, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern University presented findings from her research on clinical empathy and the experiences of pregnant women, called The Georgia Moms Project.
January 18, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOG, Johns Hopkins Health System, Chair of Telehealth, ACOG presented perspectives on digital health adoption and growth in the area of maternal health. Dr. DeNicola led the meeting attendees in a discussion on the needs and current activities that their institutions are conducting. The group also discussed what is missing in the legislative line up for maternal health and wellbeing.
December 14, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
In December, MATCH Coalition established its 2022 goals and objectives and celebrated the accomplishments of 2021.
November 16, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
For the Month of November, the MATCH Coalition Monthly Meeting featured #Kansas. Our special guest speakers were Tracy Russell, Executive Director of Nurture KC, and Sharla A. Smith, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, who spoke to the maternal health needs of The Sunflower State, WATCH THE REPLAY
October 23, 2021 - MATCH Coalition 2021 Fall Virtual Hill Briefing - WATCH THE VIDEO Opening by Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-D) Fireside Chat with Representative Sharice Davids (KS-D) Digital Health Reflections on the use of tech in addressing SDOH factors presented by Blake Marggraff and Erika Halsey, HIMSS Global Health Equity Network Tech Challenge Winner, CaresignalRoundtable on Improving Data Infrastructure for Better Maternal Health Outcomes moderated by MATCH Coalition Co-chair Fran Ayalasomayajula, MPH, MSMIS, PMP, panelists include Adriiana Lagorio, Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA); Jeff Wall, MD, FACOG, Senior Director, Clinical Informatics, Cerner; Debbie Kilday, MSN, Principal, Women and Infants Service Line, Premier; and Mariah Chrans, IBCLC, PhD, Program Director at Cradle Kansas City
September 21, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern Our special guest speaker was Kripa Sreepada, Health Policy Advisor for Senator Tina Smith (D-MN). Kripa will provide an outlook on the remainder of 2021 and get us geared up for the MATCH Coalition Fall 2021 Virtual Briefing scheduled for October.
August 10, 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 PM Eastern The MATCH Coalition join Reach at HIMSS21 for the REACH Maternal Health and Wellness Virtual Influencers' LuncheonTuesday, August 10th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Caesars, Forum 104 / Zoom, Participants selected their table topic of choice by joining a breakout room based on List of Breakout Rooms/Table Topics included: Maternal Health and Digital Health Tools; Maternal Health and Substance Abuse; Maternal Health and Chronic Disease Management; Local to Global Maternal Health Policy; and Behavioral Health Support.
July 20, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
In July, the MATCH Coalition's special guest speaker was Michael Williams, Legislative Director for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA). WATCH THE REPLAY
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June 15, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
Our special guest speaker for June 2021 was Earle Rugg, CEO of Rural Health IT, Earle is a serial HRSA awardee - grant writer. During his presentation, Earle described the grant/funding landscape, the expectations of HRSA and other funding sources, and how granting institutions' expectations are evolving. WATCH THE REPLAY
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May 18, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
For May we were honored to have Alyson Kelly Northrup, Associate Director for Government Affairs at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs as our special guest speaker - WATCH THE REPLAY
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April 20, 2021 11:00 – 12:00 PM Eastern
MATCH Coalition hosted its monthly meeting. The agenda included:
March 17, 2021 - MATCH Coalition 2021 Virtual Hill Briefing - WATCH THE VIDEO “Combatting Maternal Mortality in the Age of Digital Health”
Featuring a Fireside Chat with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and
Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, FACOG, MS, of Ochsner Health
Followed by a Lively Panel Featuring
Dr. Rebecca Rieck, MD, University of Virginia Health
Veronica Adamson, General Manager, Obstetrics Monitoring, Philips
Wanda Irving, Founder, Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project
Tonia Wu, Office of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Moderated by David Gray, HIMSS and Fran Ayalasomayajula, MPH, MSMIS, PHP, Reach