Operations & Performance Improvement

Children’s hospitals face huge challenges to improve patient outcomes, decrease costs and transform the delivery of care – like offering more coordinated care – while maintaining training programs for the next generation of pediatricians and specialists. Our resources help hospitals improve operational efficiency, including the environment of care and patient satisfaction, and drive costs out of the health care system.


Resources

Case Study
Organization-Wide Collaboration Improves Radiology Efficiency
January 14, 2021

Through CHA’s PROSPECT data program, CHOP was identified as a top performer for staffing efficiency.

Article
Leadership Tip: Use Different Perspectives to Build a Stronger Organization
January 13, 2021

Embracing all perspectives and leveraging interdepartmental resources are crucial to lifting institutions to a higher level.

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
January 8, 2021

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
January 8, 2021

President Trump issued a national emergency declaration that allows HHS to declare a public health emergency.

Article
The ABCs of Generation Z and Workforce Motivation
January 6, 2021

What health care leaders need to know about recruiting, managing and retaining the oncoming generation.

Article
Cultivate Leaders from Within the Organization
January 6, 2021

Children’s hospital aims to improve patient outcomes by cultivating the leadership qualities in team members across its organization.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
December 28, 2020

Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Support Health-related Provisions in Omnibus
December 23, 2020

Children's hospitals support the health-related provisions in the COVID-19 relief package and call for a focus on children's mental health in the next Congress.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
December 21, 2020

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2021 PFS Final Rule
December 18, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Leadership During Crisis
December 9, 2020

Successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic requires collaboration, communication and dedicated investment in children’s futures

Announcement or News
States Plan for Vaccinating Their Populations Against COVID-19
December 8, 2020

The National Academy for State Health Policy released a chart illustrating how each state prioritized their populations in their vaccine distribution plans submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October 2020.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Fostering Inclusion, Equity
December 8, 2020

Children’s hospital creates C-level position to improve patient outcomes by ensuring employees feel valued, respected and welcome.

Article
Leadership Tip: Putting People First
December 8, 2020

Prioritizing the value of team members as individuals fosters a sense of community and improves outcomes.

Announcement or News
10 Things Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Plans
November 25, 2020

With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available before the end of the year, here are 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where those plans currently stand.

Announcement or News
How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
November 25, 2020

CDC is making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination recommendations for the United States based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Article
Call Center Reorganization Improves Hospital Access and Patient Experience
November 18, 2020

Leaders from Driscoll Children’s explain how they integrated call center and communication technology to accelerate patient transfer, transport and admission process.

Article
Rare Set of Conjoined Twins Separated in 24-Hour Surgery
November 17, 2020

Nine-month-old conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy are recovering at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California, after surgeons successfully separated them in a marathon surgery in October.

Announcement or News
FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
November 13, 2020

The FDA has a page with several COVID-19 resources related to vaccine development and is continually being updated.

Announcement or News
Vizient COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
November 13, 2020

Vizient has several vaccine resources that are publicly available.

Announcement or News
Emergency Use Authorization for Bamlanivimab
November 13, 2020

Bamlanivimab is now authorized for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in outpatient adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older weighing more than 88 pounds (40 kg) with a positive COVID-19 test.

Announcement or News
Bamlanivimab Allocation Dashboard
November 13, 2020

This dashboard will be updated each distribution week until the FDA issues a revised EUA indicating the U.S. government involvement in the allocation and distribution process is no longer needed.

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