Children's Hospitals Today Spring 2014

This issue examines how hospitals are taking innovative approaches to encourage consumers to make healthy choices. Also, read about ways hospitals can prepare and respond for data security breaches and how children from varying economic backgrounds utilize hospital resources.


How Hospitals are Making Cafeteria Options Healthier
The days of unhealthy cafeteria foods are numbered. Children’s hospitals are making big changes to food environments to benefit patients, families and staff members. 

Developing New Pediatric Quality Measures
Children’s hospitals are making strides in developing new measures children’s hospitals need to support high-quality, cost-effective care across a wide breadth of services and range of needs. 

10 Ways a Hospital Can Prepare or Respond to a Data Breach
Statistics show that 94 percent of health care organizations have leaked data over the last two years. When the inevitable occurs, it’s critical to launch a proper response, especially when an average price tag of about $800,000 per incident is on the line. 

How Children From Varying Economic Backgrounds Utilize Hospital Resources
New data raises challenges and opportunities for children’s hospitals to consider as they head into the future. 

Strategies for Successful Care Coordination
Here’s how medical teams are navigating care coordination and using it to weather the rapidly changing health care environment.

Commentary: How to Simplify Health Care
We need simple solutions to thrive amidst chronic health conditions and complex circumstances—what about drive-thru urgent care clinics? 

Helping HIV/AIDS Patients Record Their Stories
The Voices Project at St. Jude’s helps teens and young adults living with HIV/AIDS share advice with others while maintaining their privacy and providing therapeutic benefits. 

Launching an In-hospital Television Network
Miami Children’s Hospital’s TV network is available in all patient rooms and family waiting areas bringing entertainment and education to viewers. 

A New Prosthesis Helps a Patient Reach His Goals
An 8-year-old boy rediscovers the joy of doing the activities he loves.


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Children's Hospitals Today, the Children's Hospitals Association quarterly magazine, features articles on issues of interest to administrators, clinicians, trustees and others concerned with child health care and children's hospitals.