Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Effectiveness in Pediatric Medicine (S3:E55)

Each day, clinicians are challenged to provide diagnoses, treatment and clinical guidance to every patient they care for. It can be hard to know if you’re making all the right decisions. Clinical effectiveness seeks to provide some guidance and answer the questions: “What works best in healthcare?” and “What are the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in children?”

Listen to pediatric experts discuss clinical effectiveness in pediatric medicine

In this episode, we talk with Lalit Bajaj, MD, about how clinical effectiveness practices are applied here at Children’s Hospital Colorado and beyond. We also discuss the impact of this work on the primary care setting.

Dr. Bajaj is a pediatric emergency medicine physician, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Effectiveness at Children’s Colorado.

In this episode, our pediatric experts discuss:

  • The definition of clinical effectiveness
  • What embedding means in relation to clinical effectiveness
  • What Dr. Bajaj says to those who say that this approach takes the art away from medicine
  • Areas that Dr. Bajaj’s team is working on right now, including Pediatric Clinical Pathways
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Quadruple Aim
  • How clinical effectiveness translates into an office practice
  • The challenges that Dr. Bajaj’s team has encountered with their clinical effectiveness program
  • How to translate clinical effectiveness work to a state or federal level and make even bigger impacts
  • Whether Dr. Bajaj sees this as a worldwide tool that providers can use to standardize care for kids
  • Whether other institutions have a clinical effectiveness program
  • The next steps that interested providers can take to get started