Articles

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

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Flu Season is Here: Are You Ready?
November 13, 2019

A children’s hospital leader of infection prevention describes how pediatric institutions can be ready for flu season.

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Passing Notes: Children's Hospitals Improve Transparency for Patients, Families
November 11, 2019

As children’s hospitals aim for better transparency with patients, families gain access to physician notes.

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Telemedicine in the NICU: 3 Traits of a Successful Program
November 11, 2019

How one hospital developed a telemedicine program to service nine NICU locations across north Texas.

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School-Based Social Worker Partnership Creates a Proactive Approach to Improve Behavioral Health
November 6, 2019

Recognizing a need for on-site services in schools, Children’s Mercy Kansas City launched a project to address behavioral health needs in school so kids can get the resources they need and avoid a hospital visit.

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Track Cognitive Bias to Improve Patient Safety
November 6, 2019

This children’s hospital traced 50% of serious safety events to cognitive bias and created targeted interventions to mitigate the most common cognitive biases found in health care.

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4 Lessons Learned When Creating a Standard of Care in a Health System
November 6, 2019

Weaving together children’s and adult hospitals into one system can create varied standards of care. This hospital system keeps the needs of children at the forefront while integrating hospitals and expanding care access.

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How a Children's Hospital Responded to a Mass Casualty Event
November 5, 2019

The incident taught teams to prepare for communication failure, supplies shortages and a deep emotional toll on staff.

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Improving Care for Kids in Mental Health Crisis
November 5, 2019

This hospital’s behavioral health crisis center helps keeps patients out of the emergency department so they can receive care more quickly.

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Pediatric Hospital Leaders Explore Challenges in Health Care
November 5, 2019

Children’s hospital leaders gather at Annual Leadership Conference to discuss strategy and examine evolving challenges in health care.

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Evaluation and Dissemination of Measurable Outcomes
October 28, 2019

Researchers share strategies for helping results reach a large audience and create a greater impact.

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What’s Driving Staffing Trends?
October 25, 2019

Here’s why children’s hospitals may be seeing a need for more full-time employees.

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Pediatric Doctor Fights Leukemia With a Samurai Philosophy
October 24, 2019

This 17th generation descendent of samurai uses samurai philosophy to guide how he conducts research and treats pediatric cancer patients.

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Data Visualization Helps Tell an Analytics Story
October 24, 2019

A marketing analyst by trade, sports lover at heart—merging talent and passion to discover the value of transforming data.

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New Blood Test for Heart Transplant Patients Reduces Invasive Procedures
October 24, 2019

Inspired by a patient, a clinical husband and wife duo create a new blood test.

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Defining Our National Children’s Hospital Community
October 24, 2019

No matter what a children’s hospital’s size, kids come first.

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Strategies to Help Families Improve Appointment Adherence
October 24, 2019

Reduce no-shows by engaging with patients and families in new ways.

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Preventing Thermal Injuries and Pediatric Harm
October 24, 2019

Here’s how a children’s hospital leveraged its infrastructure to put a thermal injury risk assessment into action and improve patient outcomes.

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Bringing up the Next Generation of Children's Hospital Workers
October 24, 2019

Children’s hospitals are working to attract and recruit tomorrow’s health care workers through educational programs and internships.

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Help Hospital Employees Find Resilience and Reduce Burnout
October 24, 2019

Children’s hospitals can take steps to improve employee resiliency as the industry faces a rise in burnout.

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Patient describes what it's like living with mental health issues
October 24, 2019

A young woman details her mental health conflicts and how she manages the challenges.

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Reduce Physician Burnout with EHR Enhancements
October 24, 2019

How one hospital’s physician informatics program is pairing analysts and clinicians for improvements in the electronic health record that reduce challenges and employee burnout.

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Children's Hospitals Improve Transparency for Patients, Families
October 23, 2019

As children's hospitals aim for better transparency with patients, families gain access to physician notes.

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Are You Prepared to Guard Against Data Breaches?
October 23, 2019

Health care ranks as the costliest industry when it comes to recovering from a data breach. Here’s one leader’s perspective on how to address data security in a children’s hospital.

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1 in 3 Professionals Are Burned Out. Are You?
October 23, 2019

People working in health care are statistically more likely to experience burnout than most other industries.

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15 Tips for Coping with Health Care-Related Work Stress
October 21, 2019

Even the most dedicated employees can experience workplace fatigue. Here are some tips to help you start reigniting your passion for providing the best care to kids.