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.
CHOP CEO Steven Altschuler and PolicyLab's Evan Fieldston jointly published an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics on the implications of the growing use of freestanding children's hospitals. The editorial describes recent trends that may be contributing to this growth, and the responsibilities of policymakers and hospitals in light of this trend.
PolicyLab has incorporated Medicaid data from 2008 and 2009 into its maps of psychotropic medication use among children in foster care. These tools are designed as resources for advocates and state agencies as they coordinate policies for oversight and monitoring of psychotropic medications.
PolicyLab's David Rubin has published an editorial in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine about conflicting data on psychotropic use by children. His article examines the debate over whether children are underusing or overusing psychotropic medications and how to make sense of evidence supporting each side.