Tag Archive: quality improvement research

Jan 12 2016

How Children’s Hospitals Can Gain Social Awareness Via ACOs

Policy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among those leading a public conversation about how pediatric hospitals and health systems can address social factors affecting health within ACO structures.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/how-childrens-hospitals-can-gain-social-awareness-via-acos/

Oct 08 2015

Missing Well Visits Results in Preventive Care Gaps for Preterm Infants

Newborns’ first big journeys into the world often are to well-baby exams at pediatricians offices. These checkups usually are scheduled within the first days or weeks after discharge from the hospital, followed by exams every few months during their first year of life.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/missing-well-visits-results-in-preventive-care-gaps-for-preterm-infants/

May 07 2015

Study Team Uses Virtual Visits to Help Families Transition to Home

A pilot quality improvement project underway at CHOP aims to reduce the emotional and operational stress on families returning home by conducting virtual visits via video chat on mobile devices a few days after children are discharged.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/study-team-uses-virtual-visits-to-help-families-transition-to-home/

Feb 06 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

While influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/project-increases-flu-vaccination-pediatric-patients-cancer/