National Quality Strategy Priorities in Action Recognizes Children’s Hospital for Reducing Harm in Care Delivery
The latest edition of the National Quality Strategy’s Priorities in Action features the work of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to improve outcomes for pediatric patients. The hospital uses an innovative health information technology system based on the knowledge that pediatric patients are at a uniquely high risk for preventable medication errors. As a result of this work, the hospital experienced a 60 percent decrease in medication safety events and a 92 percent decrease in serious medication errors. The facility reduces harm caused in the delivery of care through the National Quality Strategy levers of Health Information Technology, Innovation and Diffusion, and Learning and Technical Assistance.