Pediatric Data & Trends

Pediatric health, care delivery and policy data and trends available to all members and the public.


Whole Genome Sequencing Poised to Become New Standard of Pediatric Care
November 7, 2018

Whole genome sequencing helps doctors navigate "diagnostic odysseys."

3 Solutions to Common Challenges Facing Children's Hospital Leaders
November 7, 2018

Learn about solutions three hospitals created to tackle common, yet complex issues.

3 Clinical Care Improvement Projects
October 16, 2018

Clinical care improvement projects can change how a child receives care. Here's a look at the top Pediatric Quality Award entries from the clinical ...

Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
October 3, 2018

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) uses data to assess the likelihood of readmission.

Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
July 19, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

Connecting with Families at the Intersection of Medicine and Media
July 9, 2018

From social media and blogs to Alexa and Google Play, Wendy Sue Swanson talks about the future of digital health.

6 Data Terms Health Care Executives Need to Know
June 27, 2018

Here are some common health care data analytics terms to know so you can speak the same language with your team.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Workforce Shortages Persist
January 19, 2018

2017 survey data show pediatric specialty shortages continue to affect children's ability to receive timely, appropriate care.

Data Examines Medicaid Underpayment in Children's Hospitals
October 27, 2017

A pediatric-focused report reveals the disparity in reimbursements.

Emerging Trends in Pediatrics to Watch
October 26, 2017

A pediatric leader shares what she sees as the biggest challenges and opportunities in pediatric health care.

The New Importance of Children in America
October 12, 2017

Massive demographic changes are converging to make investing in children more important than ever. It is a strong wake-up call for policymakers.

Children's Hospitals Decrease Antibiotic Use by 19 Percent
August 9, 2017

Children's hospitals are actively working to ensure the right antibiotics are used at the right time.

Suicide Admissions to Children's Hospitals Double over the Last Decade
May 9, 2017

Research uses PHIS data from 32 children's hospitals across the U.S.

How This Pediatric Researcher Uses Data to Do His Job
May 2, 2017

Richard Aplenc specializes in caring for children with leukemia. Here's how data helps him do his job.

Reference Material
Building Data to Manage a Pediatric Population
March 21, 2017

Details and specifications of a novel data and informatics framework, and lessons learned for sustainability of similar future efforts.

Rate of Toddlers Hospitalized from Opioid Poisoning on the Rise
February 14, 2017

A new study finds the rate of children hospitalized from opioid poisoning has increased over the last 16 years.

Pediatric Leaders Predict Future Health Care Innovations
February 9, 2017

Gaze into the crystal ball with thought leaders at what's next in pediatric health care.

25 Biggest Pediatric Health Care Innovations in 25 Years
February 8, 2017

Here's a look at significant trends and innovations in pediatric health care from the last 25 years.

Saving Lives and Reducing Medication Errors with Data
January 19, 2017

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leverages data analytics to reduce medication errors.

How National Guidelines Impact Tonsillectomy Perioperative Care and Outcomes
January 19, 2017

Tonsillitis is one of the top 10 pediatric conditions affecting almost half a million children each year.

Commentary: Supplement Health Care Technology with Human Interaction and Communication
January 19, 2017

Health care providers must supplement technology with human interaction and communication to provide the best care to pediatric patients.

3 Things to Know About Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients
January 4, 2017

Bariatric surgery helps combat and reduce the risk of obesity-related conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure.

Analysis or Summary
Role of Data Analytics in Pediatric Population Health
November 17, 2016

Learn the types of data required for population health management with a focus on pediatric populations.

Addressing the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
November 17, 2016

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week highlights the importance of antibiotic resistance and proper prescribing and use.

Q&A on Consumerism with Social Trends Expert John Gerzema
November 1, 2016

Social trends expert John Gerzema will speak at the Annual Leadership Conference and share his views on changes in health care.