Improving Performance

CHA’s programs and tools support changes to improve care and reduce costs, and help children’s hospitals work collaboratively to make change. Here are a few examples of how children’s hospitals leverage shared resources through CHA.

Using data to drive decisions

  • Using annual benchmarking data from across children's hospitals to understand differences and similarities in service lines, structures, finance and operations
  • Gaging activity around pediatric quality and accountability measures to assess the cost, quality and equity of care through a survey completed by more than 80 hospitals.
  • Releasing an enhanced and redesigned financial and operational data program, PROSPECT, that helps hospitals develop appropriate staffing standards, reduce costs and maintain viability in the marketplace – while delivering quality patient care

Advancing population health

  • Improving the health and well-being of children with complex conditions and supporting their families by transforming the care delivery system, including supporting payment models, through the CARE Award
  • Boosting organizational population health IQ

Enhancing quality of care

Managing resources wisely


The CARE Award content in this publication was made possible by Grant Number 1C1CMS331335 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.