Yearly Archives: 2010

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) – Part 1

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In a time where speed and accessibility are ever-growing priorities for businesses, it’s hard to believe that the healthcare industry has only recently made use of the electronic medical record (EMR). Healthcare has always been about information management, but only …

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Collaboration, Community Keys to Keep Me Well Program

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking responsibility for its special health care needs population. How? By utilizing our extensive network, partnerships and resources to provide treatment and prevention services in five focus areas: obesity, prematurity, diabetes, asthma and health supervision. Nationwide …

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Keep Me Well

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In their August 25, 2010 commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, Howard Koh, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services describe the major components of the Affordable Care Act that was …

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There has been an explosion in new technologies that are available at our fingertips.  How can these tools help us care for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital? And how can healthcare providers take advantage of these technological phenomena to provide …

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The Drive to Zero: Reducing Medication Errors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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The processes involved in prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring medications to patients are complex and prone to error.  In fact, medication errors are the most common type of medical error, and they are a significant cause of preventable harm. This …

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Making History: President Obama and Governor Strickland Visit Nationwide Children’s

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President Obama’s Recovery Summer project kicked off Friday on the corner of Livingston and Parson’s and it was celebrated as the 10,000th road project paid for by government–funded stimulus money. This project includes new additions of road lanes and the …

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Breaking the Language Barrier

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Failure to communicate is a known cause of serious medical errors.  Data from the Joint Commission indicates that communication failures contribute to more than 70% of medical errors. This problem is exaggerated when patient-provider communication is complicated by language barriers, …

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Summertime, and the ‘camping’ is easy… but is it safe?

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This summer nearly 11 million children and young adults will head off to summer camp. Most will have a great time, but some may have problems. Sometimes, children have adjustment issues when they go away from home for the first …

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“Having our Babies” – Collaborating to Reduce Preterm Births – Part 2

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Ohio perinatal outcomes are not good. The March of Dimes has given Ohio an “F” for our poor performance at reducing the prematurity rate in our state. In part one of this podcast, I introduced the Ohio Better Birth Outcomes …

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“Having Our Babies” – Collaborating to Reduce Preterm Births

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In an average week, 2,896 babies are born in Ohio.  385 of these babies are born prematurely.  253 weigh less than three and 1/3 pounds.  23 babies will die before they reach their first birthday.  Sadly, the rate of preterm …

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