|Cost and Clinical Outcomes for Children Admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation |
Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA
The poster objectives are to delineate clinical groups; define clinical outcomes; report cost of care; and consider the cost-effectiveness of hospital-based inpatient pediatric rehabilitation. Health care providers must take responsibility for the health care costs for a given population of patients while improving the quality of care, thus it is imperative that providers define clinical product lines and evaluate costs. Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA has been a leader in examining clinical outcomes of care for children admitted to hospital-based post-acute rehabilitation.
|Implementing Process to Link Provider Preventable Occurrences With Payer Charges |
Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartfort, CT
It is the policy of Connecticut Children's Medical Center that reported occurences shall be reviewed to determine if such events meet those defined by external or regulatory agencies as reportable, never, no pay, sentinel or adverse events. If determination is made such, an authorized internal workgroup reveiws the event to determine if it qualifies as a no pay event and then takes action relative to charges and/or adjustment of a patient's account.
|Journey to Baby Friendly: Promotion of Successful Breastfeeding Initiatives |
Mission Children's Hospital at Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC
The proposed poster will describe the strategies to implement the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly initiative in hospital systems. The presentation will outline a model of implementation of the baby friendly program in a tertiary care regional hospital. Outcome data for 2010 to Summer of 2012 representing a sample size of over 3000 women on initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding on discharge and supplementation rate will be presented. Collaborative interdisciplinary strategies for the implementation of the program will be outlined. Current and future innovations will be presented as well as program limitations.
|READY, SET, GO! 5210: Consistent Messaging for Community Health |
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center, Tacomoa, WA
READY, SET, GO! 5210 is a countywide initiative promoting healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families through evidenced-based behavior change. Our mission is to increase physical activity and healthy eating among each of the six sectors (schools, after school, early childhood, health care, workplace, community) that influence youth and families. We have been able to engage community partners in a strategy to promote consistent a health message county wide. Launched in October 2011, this simple message has quickly gained momentum unifying once disjointed efforts and conflicting messages by replacing panic and blame with an evidenced based proactive approach.