Advancing Solutions in Children's Health

Advancing Solutions in Children's Health

Children's hospital leaders convened at the Transforming Quality Conference to learn, network, and collaborate on care and system improvements that impact child health outcomes.
Members connect at a CHA conference.

Nearly 300 leaders from 100 children's hospitals and health systems gathered in Chicago to learn about advancements in data analytics, evolving care systems, creative partnerships, and practice improvement efforts.

Themes for this year's conference included:

  • Health equity.
  • Analytic enhancements.
  • Behavioral and mental health.
  • Clinical excellence.
  • Employee health and well-being.

Visit the conference website to access resources, view presentations, and learn more about this year's conference.

Key takeaways

With 24 education sessions, 13 poster presentations, and three keynote speakers, the Transforming Quality Conference offered actionable insights for children’s hospital and health system quality leaders, administrators, and data scientists. Here are some key takeaways, including links to articles summarizing several of the sessions.

Advances in health equity

Key strategies to address health disparities included an equitable approach to missed appointments and recognizing how the nation’s history led to modern health inequalities.

Innovations in data analytics and clinical excellence

Analytic insights presented at the conference included the soon-to-be-released antimicrobial dashboard available to hospitals that participate in CHA’s Pediatric Health Information System® and creating a predictive dashboard for hospital-acquired conditions.

Strategies to enhance to behavioral health care

Initiatives highlighted the use of dogs to reduce restraint use in an inpatient behavioral health unit, universal suicide screening programs, and a school-based hub-and-spoke model to increase early interventions.

Enhancements to social needs and community health

Hospitals presented on a one-stop solution for social needs and a program to improve financial stability in the communities they serve.

Employee health and well-being

Efforts to improve employee well-being and satisfaction included a one-on-one training program to equip new nurses for their roles and an in-house certification program to educate and empower behavioral health staff.

About Children's Hospital Association

Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.

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