Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice

The mission of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice is to improve the health of children and their families through research on novel methods for delivering health services in the community. These methods include new computer and information technologies as well as new statistical and communication techniques.

Despite tremendous growth in treatment and prevention research for children and adolescents, new interventions are rarely implemented in routine pediatric practice settings. This is especially true for children and adolescents affected by chronic medical and behavioral disorders where a lack of coordinated, timely and efficient care prevents optimal development for children and families.

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The Abigail Wexner Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

Innovation Goals

Investigators at the Center develop and test new health service delivery systems in partnership with pediatricians and Nationwide Children's Hospital to succeed in the following goals.

  • Partnering with the Hospital and other pediatric organizations to identify opportunities to improve care for children and families at risk.

  • Developing new or modify existing information or communication technologies for implementation in pediatric healthcare settings.

  • Testing the cost-effectiveness of such technologies in improving care.

Center Research Focuses on Improving Care

  • For children and adolescents with depression or suicidal ideation

  • For children and adolescents with clotting disorders

  • For children and adolescents with drug use

  • For children and adolescents without routine preventive care services