Articles

Articles from Children's Hospitals Today magazine and pediatric research journals.

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Children's Hospital Patients Talk Health Care with Members of Congress
July 19, 2017

Patients and families from the nation's children's hospitals met with their representatives in Washington, D.C., to urge them to protect Medicaid.

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5 Ways the Patient Experience Will Change in the Future
July 19, 2017

While brick-and-mortar facilities will be relevant, the future is all about digital transformation.

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Study Identifies Top Reasons Kids with Autism are Hospitalized
July 18, 2017

A new study of children and teens with autism found five risk factors that are associated with an increased likelihood of seeking inpatient ...

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Children's Hospital Provides Autism Training for First Responders
July 5, 2017

Training educates first responders on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how to properly handle a call involving an individual with ASD.

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Leadership Tip: Don't be Afraid to Disrupt and Get Things Done
July 5, 2017

Nix the top-down management approach and help your team thrive.

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Hospital's Drowning Prevention Campaign Asks Parents to Think Like Lifeguards
July 5, 2017

When 28 children were admitted for near-drowning injuries on one month, Cook Children's took action.

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What it Was Like for This Team to Separate Conjoined Twins
July 5, 2017

Here's an inside look at the preparation and surgery at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

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Family Presence During Pediatric Trauma Care Benefits Patients, Families and Medical Teams
June 28, 2017

Allowing families to be with their child during trauma care helps parents fulfill their role as an advocate for their child.

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Health Care Bills Don't Pass the "Kimmel Test"
June 21, 2017

We should strive for every child's health insurance coverage to pass this test.

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Humpty Dumpty Program Helping To Prevent Patient Falls
June 20, 2017

Nicklaus Children's Hospital's patient safety program has spread to help children and hospitals worldwide.

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Strategies to Reduce Hospitalizations and Emergency Visits for Children with Medical Complexities
June 12, 2017

As part of the CARE Award, Wolfson Children's Hospital experienced improvement in a number of metrics, including reducing emergency visits.

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What This CIO Says About How Mobility is Changing the Future of Health Care
June 12, 2017

This health care leader says extending into the community digitally is a priority.

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Antibiotic-resistant Microbes Date Back 450 Million Years
June 1, 2017

Learning about evolutionary history could help researchers find solutions for antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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3 Challenges Children's Hospitals Face as They Define and Demonstrate Value
June 1, 2017

Here's what matters to children's hospitals in accountability programs and quality measures.

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Creating Medical and Psychosocial Goals for Patients With Medical Complexity
May 23, 2017

A screening tool helps Children's Hospital Colorado nurse coordinators connect the dots and set social-behavioral and medical goals for patients.

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Children's Hospital Team Treats Sick Monkey at Zoo
May 17, 2017

A team from Children's Hospital Wisconsin treated a sick bonobo monkey at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Community Health Spotlight: Building Community Connections
May 17, 2017

The results of one children’s hospital’s efforts to better understand and connect with the community they serve.

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How Medicaid Covers Military Families
May 17, 2017

More than 30 million children from all backgrounds in the United States are covered by Medicaid, including military families.

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Direct to Your Desk: 5 Proven Quality and Safety Practices
May 17, 2017

New, on-demand videos feature presentations from the 2017 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference.

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Sepsis Alliance Names Children's Hospital Association a 2017 Sepsis Hero
May 17, 2017

The honor recognizes CHA’s leadership in improving outcomes for pediatric sepsis through efforts such as its innovative Improving Pediatric Sepsis ...

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3-D Models Transform Tumor Surgeries for Surgeons, Patients and Families
May 9, 2017

Clinicians say the models lead to better outcomes and shorter lengths of stay.

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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.

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Cotton Tip Applicators Send 34 Kids to the Emergency Department Every Day
May 9, 2017

Patients from newborn to 3 years old account for 40 percent of visits.

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New Study Shows How Sleep Apnea, Brain Function in Children are Linked
May 4, 2017

Researchers for the first time show how sleep apena affects neurocognitive function in children.

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3 Things You Need to Know about the Health Care Reform Debate
May 4, 2017

Here's what changes to the nation's health care system could mean for kids.