Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care

Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Advancements in health information technology and the increasing use of health care data are providing new opportunities for quality improvement in pediatric care. Innovative approaches to collecting, analyzing, and sharing data can improve the delivery of preventive services, support the delivery of evidence-based care, and facilitate care coordination among pediatric health care providers and practices.

The featured Innovations describe a children’s hospital that used an enterprise data warehouse to improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines, a childhood asthma registry that reduced inpatient admissions and emergency department visits, and a State partnership that supported quality improvement projects for preventive services and chronic condition management.

The featured QualityTools include a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community, a guide to developing regional collaborations of public and private partners to improve the quality of children‘s health care, and a Web site that provides tools and resources to support quality improvement projects.

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