Things have been very busy at the Minnesota Birth Center. The gestation of a better maternity and newborn care system continues and things are going well. I am always happy to talk about this topic and next Wednesday (11/12) I will be part of a discussion with the same title as this blog post. For the last decade or so I have been associated with the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. We cover all kinds of topics. The issues and questions raised by bundling health care services are very important. The presentation will be webcast and the link can be found at www.phrm.umn.edu The best reason to attend live or watch as a podcast is because Katy Kozhimannil PhD, MPA from the Division of Health Policy and Management will be the discussant. Katy is one of the most knowledgable and engaging maternal and child health care research and policy experts in the country. You will benefit from her insights.