PolicyLab announces the release of our latest Evidence to Action brief, Improving Education Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare. This brief presents data from the longitudinal Children’s Stability and Well-Being study (CSAW), and identifies related systems recommendations. This Evidence to Action brief is part of PolicyLab’s ongoing efforts to improve school success for children involved with child welfare, and for all children served by public systems.
A study published by PolicyLab’s Alex Fiks examines how using automated phone calls and electronic reminders can support HPV vaccine decision-making for families and clinicians—and ultimately, improve vaccination rates among adolescent girls. The study, which included over 20,000 adolescent girls, found that to increase HPV vaccination rates, it is most effective to engage both the family and the clinician, rather than just one group. Clinician-focused reminders, education, and feedback were most effective for promoting the initiation of the HPV vaccine series, while family-focused reminder phone calls supported the completion of the vaccine series. These results demonstrate how health information technology can be meaningfully used to engage both clinicians and families in order to improve health and health care outcomes.
May 4th to 7th marks the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Washington D.C. This year, several teams from PolicyLab, as well as our sister center, The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), will be presenting during the annual meeting. Click here for more information.
PolicyLab's Betsy Brooks and the Center for Biomedical Informatics' Anthony Luberti recently received first place for their poster on patient questionnaires and electronic health records at the Physician's IT Symposium, within the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference. More information about the project.