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Electronic Medical Record–Facilitated Workflow Changes Enhance Quality and Efficiency, Generating Positive Return on Investment in Small Pediatrics Practice 4/9/2014
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students 4/9/2014
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Verification Screen That Includes Prominent Patient Photograph Significantly Reduces Errors Caused by Orders Placed in Wrong Chart 4/9/2014
A children’s hospital requires providers to look at a patient’s picture and basic demographic information on a verification screen when entering and signing an order, leading to significant reductions in patients receiving or almost receiving care intended for someone else because of an order being placed in the wrong chart.
Updated Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis 3/26/2014
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
Common Cause Analysis: A Hospital's Review of Vulnerabilities During Which Common Themes Are Identified, Prioritized, and Addressed 3/26/2014
A children's hospital annually reviews all findings from root cause analysis to identify and address common themes and vulnerabilities, leading to a number of institutionwide changes that have improved patient safety and to better communication about safety issues with organizational leaders.
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Identifying Children and Families at Risk 3/26/2014
This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. 
Young Child Risk Calculator 3/26/2014
The Young Child Risk Calculator shows how many young children in a State face selected risk factors associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes.
Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice 2/12/2014
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 2/12/2014
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents 2/12/2014
This consumer fact sheet presents information on the symptoms of pertussis, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.