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Texas Children's Hospital to speak on importance of outcomes and transparency at National Pediatric Innovation Summit
Date:10/1/2013

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Sept. 27  the director of the  Texas Children's Outcome and Impact Services will speak on a Patient Empowerment panel at the first annual National Pediatric Innovation Summit sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital.Giving families the tools they need to be empowered patients has been a focus for Texas Children's Hospital for several years. 

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The conference, titled Taking on Tomorrow: A National Pediatric Innovation Summit and Awards 2013, will bring together top thought leaders in health care, industry, private equity and science to network, explore collaborations and tackle unsolved challenges in pediatrics. Key areas of focus include autism, genomics, patient/family empowerment and innovation acceleration. 

In a panel session titled, "It's your health – why aren't you in charge," Kathleen Carberry, RN, MPH at Texas Children's Hospital and director of the Outcomes and Impact Service, will speak to a national audience about the importance of outcomes and transparency and engaging with families to help them understand the information they are finding and what questions to be asking when seeking care.  . She will walk through a new innovative program that Texas Children's Hospital has developed to track, analyze and report the outcomes of many procedures at the hospital, patient by patient.  The program is a nexus of data, informatics, clinical expertise and compassion.  She will also share some of the practical challenges to developing such a program.

"Patients and families deserve the most complete and accurate information possible about an  institution's performance," said Carberry.  "As a
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