Tag Archive: quality improvement

Jul 16 2018

Team Huddles and Positive Feedback Enhance Research Participant Recruitment

Editor’s Note: Our guest blogger, Lindsay Waqar, MPH, CCRC, is the lead clinical research coordinator for the Division of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this guest blog, she describes a collaborative quality improvement project presented at the Eighth Annual CHOP Quality and Safety Day between her research team and clinical fellows’ team to improve communication and research recruitment across the division.

What happens when researchers and clinicians team up to improve the identification of eligible research patients newly diagnosed with a chronic condition? Areas of change are discussed, low effort/high impact interventions are implemented, and research recruitment rates improve. This was the goal of the Division of Rheumatology’s fellow quality improvement project for FY18.

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Mar 21 2017

Culture Shift – Spreading Trauma-Informed Care Across a Health System

Over the past few years, VPI@CHOP has implemented trauma-informed care training across the CHOP organization using a theory-based approach developed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Framework for Spread and from VPI@CHOP’s own formative research (2016) to transform pediatric healthcare networks into trauma-informed institutions.

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Jun 21 2016

Q&A: How Computer-Simulated Hospital Systems May Improve Care

hospital systemsInside certain computers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are active microcosms in miniature of many of the hospital’s units. These computer models are simulations, programmed for the purpose of quality improvement. Manipulating these models can identify opportunities and aid planning for systematic improvements.

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May 5 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

tonsillectomyThe American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

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