2013 Pediatric Quality Award Entries

Entries

Award Entry
Reduction In Patient Radiation Exposure During Ureteroscopy Through the Use of a Pre-Fluoroscopy Checklist (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Boston Children's developed a checklist to systematically reduce radiation exposure during pediatric URS.

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Immunization Compliance Improvement Initiative: Hospital, Health System, and Community Together
June 3, 2013

In alignment with its strategic focus to improve the health status of children in its community and state, the Children’s Hospital and Health System ...

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Transforming Patient Care Through Clinical Standard Work (Finalist)
June 3, 2013

Seattle Children’s Hospital's Clinical Standard Work efforts have culminated in the creation of 39 clinical pathways (plus 16 in queue). Since 2008, ...

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Breast Milk Administration Lean Initiative (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

The NICU at Miami Children's improved breast milk administration by using Lean methodology.

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Clinically Significant and Sustained Reduction in Preventable Harm and Hospital Mortality (Finalist)
June 3, 2013

This hospital wide initiative at Nationwide Children's Hospital used high reliability principles and multidisciplinary, microsystem based teams to ...

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Targeted Interventions Improve Shared Agreement of Daily Goals in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Finalist)
June 3, 2013

Duke Children's Hospital's project to improve communication during daily rounds using sequential interventions.

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Partnering for Excellence: Beyond the Bundle – A CLABSI Free Journey (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Multidisciplinary team collaboration generated interventions to eliminate CLABSI from the Congenital Heart Surgery Unit at Medical City Children's ...

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Using Quality Improvement to Optimize Pediatric Discharge Efficiency (Overall Winner)
June 3, 2013

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center improved discharge timeliness by reducing LOS without increasing readmission rates through ...

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Radiology Reimbursement Team (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock decreased the ratio of denied dollars per MRI/CT exam from $21.85 to $14.28 per exam.

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Improving the Discharge Process and Decreasing Readmissions (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Riley Hospital for Children used a multidisciplinary process to improve the discharge process, which resulted in improved 7-day and 30-day ...

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Shift-to-Shift Handoff: Could a Combination of Electronic Documentation and Bedside Report be the Best Practice? (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Gillette Children's in St. Paul, MN, decreased incremental overtime and increased staff satisfaction with an improvement project in shift-to-shift ...

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Clinical Systems Integration: Merging Clinical, Financial, and Operational Data and Governance Structures for Quality Improvement (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

This project at Texas Children's created a data-driven clinical quality improvement infrastructure, which has resulted in increased efficiences and ...

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Remodeling an Inpatient Falls Prevention Program (Semifinalist)
June 3, 2013

Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas, reduced inpatient falls with injuries by 84% since implementing their remodeled falls program.

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Compendium of 2013 Pediatric Quality Award Entries
June 3, 2013

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2017 Judges

Judging this year's entries are pediatric quality experts from children's hospitals and allied organizations including the American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education, American Board of Pediatrics, and the International Society for Quality in Health Care.

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