Blueprints for Improvement Series

The Blueprints for Improvement Series provides a replay of popular conference presentations that offer ideas for improving care and reducing costs. The series shares standout practices presented at the Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference, Improving Performance Conference and the Annual Leadership Conference.

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Recorded presentations

Blueprint for Improvement Webinar: Standardized Depression and Suicidality Screening Tools in the Emergency DepartmentProtected content icon
November 14, 2018
Attendees will learn about the PHQ9 and CSSRS, which are scales used to screen patients for depression and suicidality in the Emergency Department.

No Show, Oh No! Engaging Patients and Families in Improving Appointment Adherence  Protected content icon
September 27, 2018
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describes their approach to engage patients and families as partners in improving appointment adherence and demonstrate how structured interviews and surveys determine barriers to adherence and reminder preferences.

Combating Disruptive Behavior: What’s the Drill?Protected content icon
August 7, 2018
Riley Hospital for Children describes their journey to promote interprofessional awareness and skill acquisition to deal with disruptive behaviors displayed by patients and visitors. 

Medication Reconciliation - Building Trust while Reducing ErrorsProtected content icon
July 19, 2018
Seattle Children’s qualitative medication reconciliation analysis looks at the accuracy of the patient's discharge medication list.

Social Needs Screening: A Tale of Two Hospitals Protected content icon
June 5, 2018
Explore the development of social needs screening programs at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Community Partnership and Neighborhood Revitalization in an Urban Clinic Protected content icon
May 9, 2018
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital shared how they are leveraging operating and clinical practices to develop a flagship urban academic ambulatory center that benefits the most vulnerable communities.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Protected content icon
April 19, 2018
Develop a new mindset and skillset for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to make execution as effortless as possible.

Building Capacity for Transformation: An Analytic Roadmap Protected content icon
Feb. 28, 2018
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shared strategies that can help create a successful roadmap at any hospital.

Innovative Approaches for Improving Safety Culture Protected content icon
Nov. 14, 2017
Learn how to improve the culture of safety in your ICU.

Addressing Root Causes to Improve Population Health Protected content icon
Nov. 7, 2017 *Video
Understand key drivers of health and how systems can mitigate factors negatively impacting health outcomes.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Pediatric Patients Protected content icon
Nov. 7, 2017 *Video
Learn from a cost-effective and efficient model connecting families with appropriate mental health resources.

Power Session: Innovative Models of Care for Children with Medical Complexity Protected content icon
Nov. 7, 2017 *Video
Learn about innovative model of care coordination and multidisciplinary clinics for children with medical complexities. 

Transforming Clinical Practice Protected content icon
Nov. 7, 2017 *Video
Learn the approach taken by CHOC Children’s Hospital to achieve the IHI “Triple Aim” goals.

Understanding Pediatric Approaches to Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Services Protected content icon
Nov. 7, 2017 *Video
Two hospitals address the major challenges facing children’s mental health today.

Merging Safety and Service to Maximize Reliability Protected content icon
Sept. 21, 2017
Innovative strategies to reduce harm and improve safety and service excellence.

Performing a Medication Safety Gap Analysis in a Pediatric Hospital Protected content icon
Aug. 24, 2017
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices' survey on pediatric medication safety practices.

Advancing Patient Safety with an Electronic Trigger ToolProtected content icon
July 27, 2017
Learn about positive results from 30 months of trigger tool data.

Managing a Prolonged EMR Downtime - Interdisciplinary/Interdepartmental Keys to Success Protected content icon
June 27, 2017
Boston Children's staff members' experiences during six-day unplanned EMR downtime.

Boot Camp Discharge Innovation: Cost-effective and Efficient Transition to Home Protected content icon
May 23, 2017
One hospital's programs impact cost-effectiveness and efficiency in average length of stay, discharge teaching time and more.

School Partnerships
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April 18, 2017
This "power session" connects two or more hospitals to explore multiple perspectives on school health topics.

Families as Partners in a Co-designed Family Stress Screening/Response System
March 21, 2017 *Video
A Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital quality team launches a universal family stress screening and response system.

Fostering Daily Readiness, Care Coordination and Problem Solving Accountability
March 21, 2017 *Video
Factors leading to more intentional daily management, care coordination, and problem solving accountability.

Improving Apparent Cause Analysis (ACA) Reliability
March 21, 2017 *Video
How to assess and measure the reliability of apparent cause analysis action/improvement plans.

Pediatric Remote Patient Monitoring
March 21, 2017 *Video
Innovative approaches to chronic disease management and feasibility of remote patient monitoring vs. standard delivery of care. 

Race to Continuity: A Victory for Patient-centered Medical Home
March 21, 2017 *Video
A Children's Hospital Colorado project aimed at improving continuity for patients in their first year of life.

School Orders: Increasing Safe Days and Improving Efficiency 
March 21, 2017 *Video
A collaborative partnership between a hospital and local school district improves efficiency. 

We Can All Get Along: A Statewide Complex Care Collaboration Protected content icon
Feb. 23, 2017
Two children's hospitals and a statewide approach to managing children with medical complexity with high tertiary care utilization.

How a PSO Works for Clinical Leaders to Prevent Harm Protected content icon
Jan. 24, 2017
How information from the Child Health PSO is prioritized and clinical leaders are engaged to mitigate risk for repeat events.

Financial and Clinical Impact of a Test Utilization Management ProgramProtected content icon
Jan. 19, 2017 *Video
A 2016 Quality and Patient Safety Conference session covers the methods and implementation of a test utilization management program.

Connecting Families: Development and Implementation of a Parent Mentoring ProgramProtected content icon
Dec. 14, 2016
The development and implementation of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s parent-initiated, disease-specific, mentoring program.

Featured Video

Financial and Clinical Impact of a Test Utilization Management Program 

Arkansas Children's shows how they reduced the high expense of genetic testing. You'll learn how to avoid costs and improve patient care with a minimal investment.