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Doctors, nurses, researchers and administrators throughout Boston Children's are continually exploring new ways of improving the quality of care we provide. Whenever possible, we share our successes and breakthroughs with the wider world, so that other health care professionals can learn from our experience and join us in raising the standard of care for children everywhere.
IPASS improves safety quality of care at nine medical centers
Improvements in verbal and written communication between health care providers during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent, according to a multicenter study led by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital. (November 6, 2014)
Boston Children’s Hospital #1 in 8 of 10 Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Boston Children’s Hospital ranks first in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report. (June 10, 2014)
New Quality Payment Initiative Positively Impacts Pediatric Care
Within two years of implementation, a new contracting model based on global payment and pay-for-performance had a small but significant positive effect on the quality of pediatric care, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital. (December 23, 2013)
Reduced Medical Errors with Improved Patient Handoff Communication
A new study from Boston Children's Division of General Pediatrics — published online Dec. 3 by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) — indicates that improving verbal and written communication during patient handoffs can reduce medical errors substantially without burdening existing workflows. (December 3, 2013)
Medical innovation and quality improvement platform featured in Health Affairs
A quality improvement platform developed at Boston Children’s Hospital could help health care provider groups continuously improve their medical practice, curbing costs and improving patient outcomes. (May 6, 2013)
Miriam Ehrenberg et al., Goal-determined metrics to assess outcomes of esotropia surgery, Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (JAAPOS), June 2014.
SM Fernandes et al., Transition and transfer of adolescents and young adults with pediatric onset chronic disease, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2014.
Sara Forman et al., Predictors of Outcome at 1 Year in Adolescents With DSM-5 Restrictive Eating Disorders, Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2014.
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