TexasAIM

TexasAIM Plus Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Learning Collaborative Application for Faculty Membership

The TexasAIM Plus Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Learning Collaborative Faculty Application Period is Extended through Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., CDT. Letters of Support are now due Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The Texas Department of State Health Services TexasAIM team is currently seeking applications for TexasAIM Plus Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Learning Collaborative Faculty Members including:

Physician(s) specializing in:

  • Obstetrics
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
  • Obstetric Hospitalist
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine/obstetric care
  • Rural Medicine/obstetric care  

Physician(s) and Advanced Practice Nurse(s) specializing in:

  • Anesthesia
  • Midwifery, Women’s Health  

Registered Nurse(s) specializing in:

  • Obstetric Nursing/Maternal Health Nursing  

TexasAIM Faculty serve an essential role within the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement. Faculty for Breakthrough Series Learning Collaboratives work together as part of a team and complete activities such as:  

  • Participate in regular TexasAIM planning and coordination calls to plan learning activities and discuss and coordinate hospital improvement teams’ informational and coaching needs;
  • Provide information on subject matter, application of that subject matter, and methods for process improvement, both during and between Learning Sessions and Action Period meetings;
  • Provide communication and team work strategies to keep hospital improvement teams and their members connected to colleagues and the Collaborative faculty;
  • Work with the TexasAIM team to assess progress and to assess learning and technical assistance needs of the hospital improvement teams;
  • In coordination with the TexasAIM team, offer guidance, coaching and feedback to hospital improvement teams participating in the Learning Collaborative.  

TexasAIM faculty serve in a voluntary capacity and are not employees. Reimbursement for travel expenses are covered.   

The anticipated time commitment is equivalent to an average of 1-2 days per month and includes participation in planning phone calls and Action Period webinars, communication over email, and attendance as faculty at in-person or virtual (TBD) 2-day Learning Sessions in Spring and Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.   If you wish to be considered for the opportunity to serve as a faculty member for the TexasAIM Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Learning Collaborative, please complete and submit the application listed below per the instructions.  

TexasAIM Plus Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Learning Collaborative Application for Faculty Membership  

The application period is now extended. Applications, accompanied by applicants’ résumés or curriculum vitae, are due Thursday, October 29, 2020. The TexasAIM team will not consider an application received after 11:59 p.m., CDT Thursday, October 29, 2020. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:59 p.m., CDT.

Download the Faculty Solicitation Letter (PDF) by clicking this link

If you have any questions about the application or TexasAIM, please contact us by email at TexasAIM@dshs.texas.gov

Note: If you have trouble viewing any of the documents below, please contact the HHS Accessibility Office, at Accessibility@hhsc.state.tx.us.

To enroll your hospital in TexasAIM, please complete the following form: TexasAIM Hospital Enrollment Form.

There is no deadline to enroll in TexasAIM Basic. 

Email the completed form to TexasAIM@dshs.texas.gov/ 

TexasAIM

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has teamed up with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) to create the TexasAIM initiative. TexasAIM will help hospitals and clinics in Texas carry out maternal safety projects.

Our goal is to end preventable maternal death and severe maternal morbidity. DSHS has put together a team of experts to guide the implementation of AIM throughout Texas.  

What is AIM?

AIM is a program used by hospitals and communities across the country. AIM helps hospitals and communities improve maternal safety through implementing best-practices. They work with state teams and health systems to achieve these goals.

More information on AIM can be found on the About AIM webpage.  

AIM Maternal Safety Bundles

An AIM Maternal Safety Bundle is a collection of best-practices for improving maternal care. Experts in the field have vetted these practices to ensure their effectiveness. Each bundle focuses on a specific maternal health and safety topic.

TexasAIM will first work on the Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle.  The initiative will then focus on the Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Bundle and Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Bundle.

More information on the Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle can be found on the Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle page.

More information on the Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Bundle can be found on the Obstetric Care for Women with  Opioid Use Disorder Bundle page.  

More information on the Severe Hypertension Bundle can be found on the Severe Hypertension Bundle page.

Getting Started

Any Texas birthing hospital system can join the growing and engaged Texas AIM community.

DSHS and AIM provide help and can connect you to the Patient Safety Bundles, AIM tools, and the AIM data portal.

Enrollment is voluntary, and there is no deadline to join.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Please visit our Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle page for a list of upcoming events and webinars. Past webinar recordings can also be found on this page. 

TexasAIM Bi-Weekly Bulletin:  

Receive bi-weekly updates on TexasAIM by joining the contact list for our newsletter here

Next Steps

If you are interested in implementing AIM Maternal Safety Bundles in your hospital or would like more information, please complete the TexasAIM Enrollment Form at the top of the page or email TexasAIM@dshs.texas.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions 

TexasAIM Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Document 

Commissioner Hellerstedt’s Letter Announcing TexasAIM

Dr. Hellerstedt sent a letter to Texas birthing facilities announcing the launch of TexasAIM.

A copy of the letter can be found at the following link:

Dr. Hellerstedt’s Letter to Birthing Hospitals 

Texas Hospitals enrolled in Texas AIM

A list of the hospitals enrolled in TexasAIM as of  June 3, 2019 can be found at the following link: 

TexasAIM Current Hospitals as of June 3, 2019

A map of the hospitals enrolled in TexasAIM as of May 20, 2019 can be found at the following link: 

TexasAIM Map of Current Hospitals as of May 20, 2019




Last updated October 25, 2020