A two-step electronic alert system successfully reduced missed sepsis diagnoses in children by 76 percent. The new pediatric protocol, which incorporates the use of vital signs, risk factors, and a clinician’s judgment, shows promise as a sensitive and specific tool that can help pediatricians working in the emergency department (ED) save lives.
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The relationship between measurement and improvement is a familiar one in our everyday lives. If you wear a fitness tracker to measure your daily step count, you might start changing your habits to walk to more places and get more steps in.
A new $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) program will allow scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to not only uncover the genetic causes of autism and other pediatric conditions, but also to see how this information extends beyond the lab into patients’ electronic health records and improves care.
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.
Dr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.
What one researcher describes as asthma, another might call reactive airway disease. Unfortunately, such examples demonstrate the lack of a common pediatric research terminology, which presents a barrier to data reuse, sharing, and integration.
Clinicians tapping on computers during patient visits has become routine in the era of electronic health records (EHRs). Now families increasingly are being encouraged to spend some screen time on their own entering health-related preferences and goals.