Adapting Together for Safety: Child Health Patient Safety Organization 2021 Annual Report
December 10, 2021

In 2021, children’s hospitals participating in the Patient Safety Organization focused on adapting together for safety.

Health Information Management Best Practices: Identification Interoperability and Patient Matching
October 6, 2021

Patient misidentification can result in patient harm, impose a financial strain on the organization and risk patient privacy.

Children's Hospital Facilities: Special Infrastructure for Kids
June 14, 2021

Children's hospitals require specialized programming, support services, staff and facilities to accommodate the needs of children.

The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children's Hospitals
March 30, 2021

This March 2021 report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data of the past year.

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.

Resilience in Action: Child Health Patient Safety Organization 2020 Annual Report
December 15, 2020

Children’s hospitals are positioned to proactively assess and mitigate preventable harm and become more resilient institutions.

RICH Data: Resource for Interactive Child Health (RICH) Data
November 5, 2020

Explore child health data at the state level to support your advocacy to state and federal policymakers.

Pediatric Drug Shortage Trends Best Practices Mitigation Strategies
May 1, 2020

The Pediatric Drug Shortages Project (PDSP), a year-long collaborative between the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and Vizient leadership, was designed to identify if and how self-governed pediatric (CHA) hospitals are uniquely and disproportionately impacted by drug shortages.

Screening for Social Determinants of Health: Children's Hospitals Respond
April 3, 2020

An overview of how children's hospitals are selecting and implementing screeners for social determinants of health.

Building Resiliency: Child Health Patient Safety Organization 2019 Annual Report
November 26, 2019

Learning from multi-center reported serious safety events, children’s hospitals celebrate 10 years of opportunity to learn together to improve safety under Child Health Patient Safety Organization’s (PSO) privilege and confidentiality protections.

Improving Rates of Counseling Parents/Caregivers of Patients with Suicidality on Restricting Access to Lethal Means
November 21, 2019

Best practices for improving counseling on restricting access to lethal means developed based on the Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP) 12-month learning collaborative.

Promoting Safe Hospital-to-Home Transitions
November 21, 2019

Best practices for improving hospital-to-home family/caregiver written discharge instructions to reduce potential medical complications.

National Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Survey: Executive Summary
August 28, 2019

Findings from the fourth triennial national survey of child protection teams at children’s hospitals from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Improve Care Transformation Sustainability: Learning From the CARE Award
August 5, 2019

This paper outlines the four-step sustainability framework used by the CARE Award teams, compiles their insights, and shares results from a 12-month post-project implementation survey.

Family-Centered Primary Care Medical Home for Children with Medical Complexity
August 5, 2019

Primary care physicians (PCP) care for the majority of children with medical complexity (CMC), but their role in care coordination is often unclear.

Demonstrating Value in Pediatrics
March 5, 2019

The U.S. health care system continues to move from fee-for-service toward fee-for-value, or value-based care and payment. Children’s hospitals, along with other care providers, are increasingly under pressure to adopt and report on meaningful quality measures that demonstrate value in the care provided to patients.

Battling Sepsis is Bigger Than Your Team
February 6, 2019

A multi-year collaborative for children's hospitals to reduce sepsis mortality and morbidity across all levels of care.

Sharing Data, Saving Lives: The Hospital Agenda for Interoperability
January 22, 2019

The Children’s Hospital Association joined with other leading hospital associations to release a report that sets forth a national agenda for improving interoperability among health information technology (IT) systems.

Matching Market Opportunities With Strategies to Provide Pediatric Value-based Care
January 9, 2019

The movement toward value-based care represents one of the most significant changes in the industry in a generation.

Identifying the Source of Serious Pediatric Patient Harm
January 7, 2019

A 2018 report from the Child Health Patient Safety Organization reveals 10 pediatric patient safety concerns that have high potential for repeat harm in children’s hospitals. It also serves as a reminder to be vigilant about detecting existing risks before a serious safety event occurs.

Workforce Optimization: Investing in Employee Well-Being
November 19, 2018

The conversation about pediatric health care now includes employee health—specifically the health care of children’s hospitals providers and staff. CHA is committed to advancing hospital leaders’ efforts to improve employee well-being and patient outcomes.

America's Military Readiness and the Essential Role of Medicaid
November 15, 2018

A new report details why Medicaid is crucial for 3.6 million military-connected children.

CARE Award Metrics: Reflections and Rankings
August 21, 2018

This white paper presents an overview of CARE Award measurement and reflects on where successes were seen, where barriers were encountered, and how these lessons can inform future quality improvement (QI) efforts to implement a clinical transformation model for children with medical complexity (CMC).

Estimating Your Costs to Manage a Population
August 1, 2018

The Children’s Hospital Association and leading children’s health systems participating in the CARE Award are testing new care delivery and payment reform models for children with complex medical conditions (CMC).