Health and healthcare disparities remain a concern for minority children. A better understanding of associations between racial and ethnic disparities could lead to interventions that improve the health of minority children. Unfortunately, race and ethnicity information for children may be missing in research datasets.

Psychotropic polypharmacy has reached what investigators have deemed “alarming” levels in pediatric primary care. Dr. Robert Grundmeier presented the study results at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.

Dr. Wolf is one of five new board members to association representing the Commonwealth’s life sciences community..

CHOP's Dr. Alexander Fiks presents "Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Medication Management."

The video is available here..

The Guidelines Into Decision Support (GLIDES) is one of two projects funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to demonstrate best practices for developing localized CDS tools from evidence-based care guidelines. This video tells the story of how a team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used GLIDES tools to create a CDS module that improved the administration of the RSV vaccine for children who were born prematurely. See the video.

People with disabilities can live a full life, but the key is achieving and maintaining health and wellness. The U.S. Surgeon General’s “call to action” report, published in 2005, illustrates this vital connection, yet presents significant health disparities for people with disabilities including access to care, risk factors, and outcomes. Read the article in User Experience by CBMi's Lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist Dean Karavite here..