Children's hospital

Innovations

Children’s Hospital Hires Parents To Promote Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Leading to Eightfold Increase in Patient and Family Advisors and Higher Satisfaction 06/16/15

Children’s Mercy Hospital created a new paid position, the Family-Centered Care Coordinator, to ensure that the voices of patients and families are heard throughout the organization and to promote...

Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 09/17/14

Through a program known as IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), Children's National Health System has an emergency department–based clinic that serves low-...

Children's Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs 06/11/13

As the cornerstone of its Clinical System Integration initiative, Texas Children's Hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to integrate and process in near real-time relevant data from the...

Statewide Initiative Combines Policy, Practice-Based Changes, and Social Marketing To Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Help Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 03/02/13

Nemours, a children's health system, spearheaded a multisector, collaborative statewide initiative to halt and ultimately reverse the growing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in...

Verification Screen That Includes Prominent Patient Photograph Significantly Reduces Errors Caused by Orders Placed in Wrong Chart 10/30/12

Children's Hospital Colorado requires clinicians in all inpatient and outpatient facilities to confirm any order entered into its computerized order entry system through a popup verification...

QualityTools

Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 01/24/14

This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through a Health Coach Program, the toolkit offers coaches, parents, and families...

Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire 06/19/13

The Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire is intended for health care administrators, researchers, and clinicians interested in understanding patient and family perceptions of the safety climate at their hospital. The questionnaire...

MONAHRQ® 4.0 09/18/12

My Own Network, powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ), is a free software product that enables organizations—such as State and local data organizations, chartered value exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans—to input their own hospital administrative...

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resources on Meaningful Use 10/14/10

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released its Final Rule on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This rule establishes the criteria with which eligible pediatricians, other health providers, and...

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) 09/20/10

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are a set of decisionmaking and research tools for program managers, researchers, and others at the Federal, State, and local levels. Broken into four modules, the...

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