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"Learning" Health Care Organizations May Offer Solutions for Evaluating New Technologies Without the Challenges of Randomized Trials

Nationwide Children's Hospital is part of a cross-country network of eight pediatric hospitals known as PEDSnet that will, in part, employ electronic health record data to answer questions efficiently and create an infrastructure for simulated trials, rapid prospective enrollment trials and other tools for improving interventions. Read more on Pediatrics Nationwide.

$13.1 Million Innovation Grant Expands Pediatric Health Care for Underserved Children

The State of Ohio, Partners for Kids, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Akron Children’s Hospital unite to expand innovative model of health care delivery for underserved children. Read more

September 10th Recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day

Read the latest research on suicide from the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice:
Suicidality and risk of suicide--definition, drug safety concerns, and a necessary target for drug development: a consensus statement.  This paper was the outcome of a consensus conference on March 23-24, 2009 to address issues concerning potential treatment-emergent "suicidality."

New Study Reveals Sickle Cell Patients Should be Better Monitered for Constipation Prevention

Not all patients with sickle cell disease receive laxatives after being treated with narcotics, despite recommendations from a collaborative panel of pediatric experts.  These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study examining patients from 29 pediatric hospitals, and appearing in Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

New Study Shows Adolescents Disclose Suicidal Thoughts Using Computerized Tablet

April 12, 2010

Computerized screening tablets help primary care physicians identify behavioral health risks.

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Study Shows Asking Adolescents Sensitive Health Questions by Computer Results in Honest Answers, Better Care

The study used the Health eTouch tablet to ask adolescent patients questions about sensitive topics including substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts. Based on the patient’s response, their doctor could best advise the patient on follow-up care or specialist appointments.

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