Automating Quality and Safety Benchmarking for Children: Meeting the Needs of Health Systems and Patients

Automating Quality and Safety Benchmarking for Children: Meeting the Needs of Health Systems and Patients

Lead Principal Investigator: Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc

Organization:  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Purpose: Aims to test the validity and utility of data drawn directly from electronic health records to compare performance of health systems in healthcare safety and quality. This study will focus on transcranial Doppler in children with sickle cell disease, metabolic screening in children on antipsychotic medications, and appropriate antibiotic use for children with ear infections.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (HSD-1604-35160).

Automating Quality and Safety Benchmarking for Children: Meeting the Needs of Health Systems and Patients

Lead Principal Investigator: Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc

Organization:  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Purpose: Aims to test the validity and utility of data drawn directly from electronic health records to compare performance of health systems in healthcare safety and quality. This study will focus on transcranial Doppler in children with sickle cell disease, metabolic screening in children on antipsychotic medications, and appropriate antibiotic use for children with ear infections.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (HSD-1604-35160).

Overview

The study is in development.

who's involved?

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2 participating Networks:
PEDSnet and OneFlorida

how we're making a difference

This study is innovative because it will investigate how parents, health system leaders, and clinicians use quality and safety benchmarking data
This study will be the first to allow hospitals to benchmark against each other on well-established pediatric safety and quality data
This study will be the first to test the validity of quality and safety measures from PCORnet, PEDSnet, and OneFlorida against electronic health records