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  • May 17, 2017

Direct to Your Desk: 5 Proven Quality and Safety Practices

Just because you missed a conference or a session doesn’t mean you missed the chance to learn what’s working for your peers. CHA members can access several on-demand videos that replay full sessions from the 2017 Quality & Safety in Children’s Health Conference. Presentations focus on practice transformation, care coordination, chronic disease management, integrating families and root cause analysis.

Listen in as colleagues present five quality improvement or patient safety initiatives that achieved results for their hospitals.

Chronic disease management

Video: Pediatric Remote Patient Monitoring

The Center for Telehealth has a history of creating sustainable telehealth models by providing high-quality health care to patients in the state. Telehealth allows pediatricians to improve their scope of services and increase access to quality care, while still meeting the same standard of care as an in-person visit.

Integrating families as quality partners

Video: Families as Partners in a Co-designed Family Stress Screening/Response System
One hospital describes the process of collaborating with family partners to co-design a family stress screening and response system for the inpatient and intensive care settings. This initiative demonstrated a significant increase in family stress screenings and patient satisfaction, and decrease in the length of stay.

Improving care coordination

Video: Fostering Daily Readiness, Care Coordination and Problem Solving Accountability
Multiple factors, such as potential electronic silos created by the EMR and the massive size of some health care systems, have led to the need for more intentional daily management, care coordination, and problem solving accountability. Here’s an overview of the benefits of implementing a system-wide safety huddle that improved care coordination within a health system.

Apparent cause analysis corrective action plans

Video: Improving Apparent Cause Analysis (ACA) Reliability
Patients experience harm, often because of known problems within health care systems. Ensuring action and improvement plans are effective is vital to decreasing repeat harm events and fostering a culture of safety. This session discusses innovative methodology and tools to assess and measure the reliability of apparent cause analysis action/improvement plans.

Strategies for practice transformation

Video: Race to Continuity: A Victory for Patient-centered Medical Home
Hear the steps taken and lessons learned during a project aimed at improving continuity for patients in their first year of life in a large, urban, residency-based primary care pediatric practice.

In addition, all 50-plus conference presentations and posters are available.

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