Pediatrics

Innovations

Real-Time, Color-Coded Alerts Improve Adherence to Pediatric Asthma Guidelines in Primary Care Practices 05/26/10

Popup, color-coded alerts within an electronic health record moderately improve adherence to established guidelines in primary care practices serving pediatric patients with asthma.

Teaching Clinic Offers Medical Home for Children With Complex Conditions, Leading to Fewer Emergency Department Visits and Highly Satisfied Families 04/13/10

A resident education clinic implemented a multifaceted medical home for children with complex chronic conditions, leading to a significant reduction in emergency department visits and high levels of patient/family satisfaction.

Expanding Interpreter Role To Include Advocacy and Care Coordination Improves Efficiency and Leads to High Patient and Provider Satisfaction 12/10/09

Unit-based Limited English Proficiency Patient Family Advocates expand the traditional interpreter role to include patient family education, advocacy, and care coordination, leading to more efficient and productive interpretation services and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.

Nurse-Led Home Visits, Group Counseling Reduce Risky Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Improve Family/School Connectedness and Grades Among Sexually Exploited Runaway Girls 10/28/09

A nurse-led program that combines home visits and group counseling reduced risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections while also improving levels of connectedness to family and school and grades among sexually assaulted or exploited runaway girls.

Group Music and Exercise Classes Improve Range of Motion in Select Joints in Very Young Burn Patients 09/21/09

A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.

Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services 06/18/09

Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.

Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents 06/16/09

Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.

Family-Activated Pediatric Rapid Response Team Increases Calls From Both Families and Staff, Supports Improvements in Outcomes 12/23/08

A children's hospital empowers families to directly activate its pediatric rapid response team in case of a suspected emergency situation, leading to a significant increase in calls to the team by family and staff.

Provider-Lawyer Partnerships Increase Access to Health-Related Legal Services and Improve Well-Being for Low-Income Children and Families 12/05/08

Medical-Legal Partnership/Boston provides civil legal services to children and their families receiving medical care at Boston Medical Center or one of six affiliated community health centers, leading to greater access to needed legal services and improvements in well-being.

Implementation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Guidelines With Community-Based Physicians Results in Fewer Hospital Referrals and Improved Outcomes 10/24/08

A children's hospital works with community-based primary care physicians to increase adherence to established guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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