Articles

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

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Children's Hospitals Use Technology to Address Social Determinants of Health
January 14, 2019

One of the primary challenges hospitals face when addressing social determinants of health is figuring out how best to connect patients with the right resources.

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Commentary: Pediatricians Can Partner With Parents to Help Teens Facing Mental Health Challenges
January 8, 2019

​The doctors in this health network are helping parents know what to look for when it comes to their child's mental health.

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Removing Barriers to Care with a Transportation Service
January 8, 2019

Billed as the "first customizable, patient-centric digital transportation platform," Circulation aims to improve patient outcomes by eliminating transportation as a barrier to health care.

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How You Can Improve Your Hospital's Effectiveness in 2019: Huddle Up
January 2, 2019

Huddles at Intermountain Healthcare cascade throughout the teams.

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Children's Hospital's Family Advocacy Day Brings Beltway to the Corn Belt
December 17, 2018

Blank Children’s Hospital invites legislators to meet with families.

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Children's Hospitals Evaluate Data, Technology and Empower Providers to Expand Care Delivery
December 13, 2018

New approaches help hospitals address operational and health care delivery challenges.

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U.S. House Passes Bill That Would Help Improve Care for Children With Medical Complexity
December 12, 2018

The bipartisan ACE Kids Act now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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3 Ways Hospitals are Transforming the Delivery System for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
December 11, 2018

Children's hospitals share their findings from the CARE Award related to improving care delivery systems with better care coordination.

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Optimal Care Design For Children with Complex Medical Conditions
December 10, 2018

To address care coordination issues, hospitals focused their efforts around three key areas: comprehensive care plans, access and contingency plans and transition programs to adult care.

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Leadership Tip: Don't Pass Up a Networking Opportunity
December 10, 2018

Networking with colleagues can help your ideas come to fruition, says Donald Kearns, CEO at Rady Children's Hospital.

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4 Strategies for Reducing Hospital Waste and Improving Efficiency
December 4, 2018

From reducing waste of a life-saving medication to improving how laboratory tests are sent out, learn more about the top Pediatric Quality Award entries for waste reduction and improved efficiency.

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Military-Connected Kids and Medicaid: Ensuring Military Readiness
November 21, 2018

New report shows children of active duty military members and veterans rely on Medicaid.

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Hospitals See Uptick in Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a Rare, Polio-Like Illness
November 20, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing to monitor suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare and polio-like illness that affects mostly children.

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Improv Therapy Helps Pediatric Patients Laugh
November 19, 2018

Improv helps patients escape the reality of their illnesses.

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3 Ways Children's Hospitals are Improving Care Delivery
November 14, 2018

Collaboration, organization and changes of processes can positively affect how patients receive care. These are the top three entries for the delivery system transformation category in the 2017 Pediatric Quality Award.

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Show Them the Germs: Visual Aids Help Educate Staff on Hand Hygiene
November 13, 2018

With the help of some eye-catching visuals, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago is helping staff and caregivers improve hand hygiene.

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Leadership Tip: Maintain Focus Amid Budget Challenges
November 13, 2018

Wolfson Children's Hospital president Michael Aubin says focusing on the effect budgetary decisions will have on quality of care is especially crucial for children's hospitals.

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How This Hospital Decreased CLABSI Rates and Reduced Nursing Turnover
November 7, 2018

Nursing education program is seeing positive results in improved clinical care and reduced nursing turnover.

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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.

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Tablets for Everyone: How One Children's Hospital is Engaging Patients and Families
November 7, 2018

Tablet-based app helps parents review real-time information about their child's health.

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How to Perform Better at Work Without Doing More
November 7, 2018

Morten Hansen outlines traits and practices of people who work less and achieve more.

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

Whole genome sequencing helps doctors navigate "diagnostic odysseys."

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How a Culture of Courage Drives Innovation in Children's Hospitals
November 7, 2018

Innovation in children's hospitals is essential. It ensures relevance and resilience as technology and consumer expectations evolve.

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Two Ways to Help Physicians Develop as Leaders
November 7, 2018

While many physicians possess the qualities necessary to become a good leader, including commitment, passion and integrity, many lack the technical skills and system-based approach to effectively lead programs.

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3 Patient Safety Projects Where Standardization Was Essential
October 31, 2018

Quality improvement projects that focus on reducing patient harm can lead to cost reduction and fewer inpatient days. Here’s a look at the top Pediatric Quality Award entries for the patient safety and reduction of harm category.