AHRQ Child & Adolescent Health Periodic Digest

 AHRQ Child & Adolescent Health Periodic Digest

Volume 14, No. 57, May 7, 2015  

  1. Reminder: Register Now for the Webinar on Care Coordination Quality
  2. Measure on Use of Imaging for Headache and Seizures in Children—New Fact Sheet Now Available
  3. AHRQ Conference News - October 4–6, 2015


Reminder: Register Now for the Webinar on Care Coordination


Measure on Use of Imaging for Headache and Seizures in Children—New Fact Sheet Now Available

Registration is now open for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored webinar that will focus on a new set of measures of care coordination for children with medical complexity. The webinar will feature a presentation by Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, as well as presentations from two users of the measures: Dr. David Bergman at Stanford and Dr. Valerie Harder of the National Improvement Partnership Network. The webinar will be held May 12, 2015, from 1:30-3 pm EDT/10:30-12 pm PDT. 

Go to: https://hhs-ahrq.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=hhs-ahrq&service=6&rnd=0.8188972828482568&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhhs-ahrq.webex.com%2Fec0701lsp13%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D4023107855%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000268456f33d9e8cb01f402c07f057c177341005aaa00dfad64c75ed3f85457534e%26%26%26siteurl%3Dhhs-ahrq

The new pediatric quality measure fact sheet, Overuse of Imaging for Headache and Seizure, Policy for ALARA Specific to Imaging Children, is now available. The purpose of the measure is to assess the performance of imaging studies with radiation doses “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA) for children under the age of 18 years.

Go to:

http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/factsheets/chipra_15-p004-ef.pdf


AHRQ Conference News


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will hold its research conference October 4–6, 2015 in Crystal City, VA. The conference will bring together leaders in health care research and policy to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access, and value in health care.

Go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/index.html

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Kempe A, Saville A, Dickinson M, et al. Collaborative centralized reminder/recall notification to increase immunization rates among young children: a comparative effectiveness trial. JAMA Pediatr 2015;169(4):365-73. Select to access the abstract.

Robinson DG, Schooler NR, John M, et al. Prescription practices in the treatment of first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders: data from the national RAISE-ETP study. Am J Psychiatry 2015;172(3):237-48. Select to access the abstract.

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