Children's Hospitals: Improving Child Health
Children's hospitals are committed to providing the best health care
outcomes for children through child and family-centered care that is
safe, effective, timely, equitable and efficient. Children's hospitals
lead the nation in providing pediatric hospital and specialty care,
educating pediatric physicians and health professionals, implementing
clinical information technology and researching new technologies and
patient care practices.
Leaders in Child Health Quality
Enhancing quality and patient safety is a priority for children's
hospitals and the Association. Together, our organizations are pursuing
three overarching strategies to make significant, measurable
improvements in quality and patient safety for children's hospitals.
Facilitate children's hospitals' leadership
to TRANSFORM care for children
ADVOCATE for children and children's
hospitals in the national quality environment
Build MEASUREMENT capacity to guide
patient safety and quality improvement efforts that are child-focused
The Association has a strategic alliance with Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety
(SPS), with the mission of eliminating serious harm across all
children's hospitals in the U.S. SPS is a network of 78 children's
hospitals working together on a patient safety journey so that every
child receives safe care every time they enter a children's
Federally Protected Safety Sharing and Learning
Affiliated with the Children's Hospital Association, the Child Health
Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is a component of N.A.C.H. and a
federally listed patient safety organization by the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the 2008
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act Final Rule to provide
federal privilege protections for confidential event reporting.
The Child Health PSO aims to accelerate elimination of preventable harm.
Thought leadership, learning collaboratives and resources will be
maximized with participating hospitals along with two premier
organizations – Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety and
ECRI Institute PSO. Learn more about the Child Health PSO. Contact Kate
Conrad, FACHE, Vice President.
Patient Safety Action Alerts.