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Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are transforming how organizations use data to guide strategy, operations and point in time decision making. We have designed and implemented a comprehensive, interactive and integrated enterprise BI solution at SickKids to...Read More
Adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and thalassemia transitioning from pediatric to adult health care experience a lack of engagement with adult providers and are at risk of loss to follow-up, morbidity and mortality. In an effort to provide...Read More
The goal of the Health Absence Management Program (HAMP) within Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS) is to support injured/ ill staff to stay at work and/or prevent needless absence related to disability, through early assessment and intervention of work...Read More
The Human Resources help desk (aSK HR) launched in December 2013 as a response to direct SickKids staff feedback, as well as feedback received through a Hospital-wide Corporate Services Client Satisfaction Survey that indicated HR was not easily accessible and was not...Read More
Hospitalized children are separated from their family and friends, can experience fear and anxiety, and often endure uncomfortable and painful procedures. Since 2003 the SickKids pet therapy program has demonstrated a positive impact on patient outcomes while helping...Read More
Documentation of an instrument’s or device’s reprocessing journey and recall capability are key components of any medical device reprocessing quality assurance program. Traditionally, medical instrument sets are tracked electronically as a group through the...Read More
Childhood cancer cure rates are currently approaching 80%, thus the numbers of survivors are growing. Unfortunately cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant can leave survivors with sub-fertility. Cancer survivors report...Read More
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) continues to be a serious but largely preventable cause of blindness. SickKids’ pilot ROP project offered a strategy for remote retinal scanning, using telemedicine and store-and-forward files, capturing medical data and...Read More
SickKids implemented StatCom, a Real-Time Patient Tracking System that ensures all members of the OR/Perioperative multidisciplinary team and the family are aware of patients’ status as they proceed through the perioperative phases of care. StatCom has been...Read More
Results from this quality improvement intervention were integrated into the treatment protocol and discharge criteria were put into place that recommended all patients achieve a minimum discharge weight of 90% ideal body weight (IBW). The effect of this change in...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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