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Is Your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP? | The National Law Review

Is Your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP? | The National Law Review | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it
April 8, 2014 marks the end of Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system, which means the end of security updates from Microsoft and the beginning of new vulnerability to hackers and other intruders into systems still utilizing the operating system. But does the end of Windows XP support mean that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates using Windows XP are automatically out of compliance with HIPAA as of April 8th? Not necessarily.
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Encore Presentation: WEDI's 10 Recommendations for Next-Generation HIE

Encore Presentation: WEDI's 10 Recommendations for Next-Generation HIE | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it
Twenty years after the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange issued the WEDI Report that ushered in the HIPAA standards to automate health care administrative and financial transactions, the group in December 2013 released a roadmap to guide the next generation of health information exchange.


Patient Engagement: Standardize the patient identification process across the health care system.

Convene industry to identify best practices for patient matching, launch consumer awareness and education campaigns, initiate pilots and explore dissemination strategies, and launch an adoption campaign


Patient Engagement: Expand health IT education and literacy programs for consumers to encourage greater use of health IT to improve care management and wellness.

Identify curriculum and deployment strategies for standardized materials, pilot the materials, and launch educational and literacy programs.


Patient Engagement: Identify and promote effective electronic approaches to patient information capture, maintenance and secure appropriate access that leverages mobile devices and “smart” technologies.

Convene business and clinical experts to define the standard technology, data content and dissemination strategy. Identify mobile technologies and apps that easily provide users information in a timely manner. Pilot best practices and effectiveness.


Innovative Encounter Models: Identify use cases, conventions and standards for promoting consumer health and exchange of telehealth information in a mobile environment.

Map electronic encounters (telemedicine, email, text & care monitoring) by typical use, then develop a matrix showing how innovative encounters are typically used. Evaluate and prioritize the effectiveness of technology initiatives.


Innovative Encounter Models: Adopt and implement best-in-class approaches promoting growth and diffusion of innovative encounters that demonstrate value for all stakeholders.

Evaluate encounter models in terms of patient support & satisfaction, outcomes, ease of integration into workflow and liability issues. Assess and prioritize existing protocols and payment methodologies for electronic encounters. Survey consumer willingness to use and pay for electronic encounters.


Innovative Encounter Models: Identify federal and state laws that create barriers to innovative encounters, including licensure.

Continue monitoring for potential regulatory barriers and best practices. Create policy mechanisms and partnerships to get supporting legislation.


Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify consistent & efficient methods for electronic reporting of quality and health status measures across all stakeholders, with initial focus on recipients of quality measure information.

Review existing methods and standards for electronic clinical quality measurement, develop a plan to get consensus on methods & standards, design and launch awareness campaigns, pilot standards and develop a plan to get industry adoption.


Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify/promote methods & standards for HIE that enhance care coordination.

Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify gaps that impede connectivity and timely sharing. Develop a plan for industry consensus on methods and standards, test them, and develop a plan for adoption.


Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify methods & standards for harmonizing clinical and administrative information reporting that reduce data collection burdens, support clinical improvement and population health, and accommodate new payment models.

Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify impediments to linking clinical and administrative data. Develop consensus on methods & standards supporting claims attachments and quality reporting in Stage 3, then pilot.


Payment Models: Develop a framework for assessing core elements of alternative models such as connectivity, eligibility/enrollment reconciliation, payment reconciliation, quality reporting and coordinated data exchange.

Assess technology needs to facilitate implementation of alternative models and educate stakeholders. Assess the technology market for existing solutions to aid implementing and adopting alternative models.

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What is the future of computerized physician order entry? | EHRintelligence.com

What is the future of computerized physician order entry? | EHRintelligence.com | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

Earlier this year members of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) pointed to the abundance of published research demonstrating the positive influence of the EHR Incentive Programs and their meaningful use requirements on care quality, safety, and efficiency. One significant takeaway from this literature review was strong evidence supporting the favorable effects of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) on patient outcomes.


With CPOE a cornerstone of the EHR Incentive Programs and its role increasing in future stages of meaningful use, how is CPOE adoption going to evolve over time? That was one of the questions posted to Methodist Health System’s SVP and CMIO/Chief Quality Officer Sam Bagchi, MD, during a sitdown interview at Wolters Kluwer booth at HIMSS14 in Orlando.
In this second and final installment of a two-part CPOE Q&A, Bagchi describes what lies ahead for his health system as it moves forward with CPOE and looks to increase adoption and improve the functionality of this health IT tool. As he explains, getting physicians to adopt CPOE is a necessary first step, but it is only the beginning of an ongoing process of optimization.
What’s next for CPOE at Methodist Health System?

We’re seeing a lot of organizations, ourselves included, running into high-adoption CPOE projects because of various deadlines that are out there and initiatives that are related to this. As we look back, we see people sometimes unhappy with how the system works or how their content is organized.
Our key in the first phase is getting physicians into the system, comfortable with the content, and generally standardizing evidence-based elements. The key to the optimization phase is comparing similar content and refining our content so that we only have one heart failure order set and four heart failure order sets at hospitals, so that it’s easier to find what you need and that we can count on getting the right care to the right patient at the right time every time.
What kind of input are you getting from physicians and how do you turn feedback both positive and negative into CPOE improvements?

We take every complaint as a request for improvement. We take input from all the physicians. We set up email addresses and we have frontline staff out at the hospitals soliciting feedback. We use our training sessions as feedback sessions so we’re not just telling you how it is today is how it has to be but we want to know what you want to improve. We take that feedback to an integrated informatics IT change management meeting that happens once a week that didn’t exist last year and now exists so that we can organize our changes, be aware of our changes, and rapidly improve our current system.
How does this approach to soliciting feedback and rolling out enhancements also work to benefit the organization’s health IT systems and services?

It also helps us deploy innovations or new elements of the enterprise EMR that we want to use and not wait two to three months to do it. We’re doing 50-60 changes a month based now on this process, and if you don’t listen and move quickly after you go live on a project like CPOE, your physicians that you have engaged so heavily to get there can sometimes get off the bus. So we’re trying to keep everybody on the bus.
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Clinical Mobile Apps Lead To Speedy Data Turnaround

Clinical Mobile Apps Lead To Speedy Data Turnaround | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it
Magazine Article | January 28, 2014
Clinical Mobile Apps Lead To Speedy Data Turnaround
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By Katie Wike, contributing writer

At Rockdale Medical Center, clinical mobile apps are accelerating the transmission of data among departments, meeting HIPAA requirements and pleasing physicians.

In 2012, Epocrates Research group found 34 percent of physicians used a tablet computer and 75 percent planned to buy one within a year. Eighty-one percent of those who owned a tablet owned an iPad. Tablets continue to gain popularity due to their unmatched mobility and ease of use. Despite the trend, connecting these mobile devices to existing EHR platforms in a way that meets HIPAA security requirements may prove to be a tricky task.

For Rockdale Medical Center (RMC) in Rockdale County, GA, the answer was a clinical mobile app already approved by the FDA as a diagnostic aid. Since 1954 RMC has made its mission to provide the best care possible for all the patients in the 138-bed acute care facility. The need for a means of transmitting patient data from the emergency department to the lab and at night with a smaller staff available spurred RMC’s search for a HIPAA-compliant datasharing technology.


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TD Sync - Benefits of using our cloud solution!

TD Sync - Benefits of using our cloud solution! | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

Universal file access; sync across stationary and mobile devices

What this means for your clients:

“No more dependency on FTPs, VPNs, or file servers. This cloud software allows you access your files at home, in the office or on any mobile device, including iOS and Android devices. Because files are uploaded to ‘the cloud’ there are no large file-sharing issues.”

 

448-bit Blowfish encryption on-device and in-transit

What this means for your clients:

“Consumer cloud products -- Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and SugarSync -- were built to protect insensitive documents, and some of those documents aren’t securely transferring across devices. TD Sync has the highest level of security for any cloud platform, ensuring that your sensitive documents (contracts, designs, client history) are safe from hacking and breaches. Note: some consumer products, like Google Drive, do not encrypt your data at all.”

 

Private encryption key management

What this means for your clients:

“Consumer cloud products -- Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and SugarSync -- are hosted publicly, meaning that everyone shares the same encryption key; when that encryption key is compromised, your businesses’ documents, your clients’ documents, and your personal documents will be vulnerable. This happened with Dropbox in August, 2012, when users had their logins and passwords stolen. With TD Sync, you’ll have an encryption key that is exclusive to your business and documents, and not shared with anyone. You won’t have to worry about data loss.”

                       

Remote wipes of endpoints and mobile devices

What this means for your clients:

“Access to business documents is a privilege. With the FTP, VPN and file server, it is difficult to revoke the access that employees have. TD Sync allows you to perform remote wipes of desktops for clients, former employees and rogue employees. This is complete control that businesses really need. Additionally, when an employee leaves, all files are auto deleted).”

 

Custom deleted file retention periods

What this means for your clients:

“Consumer cloud products perform file trimming -- that means that your deleted files are preserved for a very limited amount of time. If an employee (accidentally) deletes a file, it will be gone in a matter of weeks, or even days. With TD Sync you can conveniently extend or shorten the deleted file retention periods, so that it you will never lose a file again.”

 

Granular user-access and security controls

What this means for your clients:

“Each business has an organizational structure. TD Sync allows you to set policies for individuals within your company, including which employees can share files, can delete files and revisions, access certain files, and what types of files they can upload. This administrative feature allows companies to provide certain employees with unique privileges.”

 

Revised file backup

What this means for your clients:

“One of the biggest problems with VPN’s, FTP’s and file servers is the fear of file revision: when employee change/edit and upload a file, that file is permanently changed. Previous drafts and revisions are lost, permanently. TD Sync stores file revisions which allow your employees to collaborate without worry.”

 

Managed file sharing for internal/external parties

What this means for your clients:

“You can share files with external parties through TD Sync and through unique web addresses. However, TD Sync also allows you to monitor the files you shared within the company and externally. For example, you can see how many times the file has been downloaded, and set file expirations. Both of these features protect the propriety of your documents.”

 

Multiple folder backup (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc.)

What this means for your clients:

TD Sync is customized for business needs, which means you’ll be able to sync all different file types. But because it’s tedious to sync and backup file-by-file, with TD Sync you’ll be able to backup entire folders and the files within them.

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iPad Receives Negative Reviews

iPad Receives Negative Reviews | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it
iPad Receives Negative Reviews

By Katie Wike, contributing writer

Residents at one hospital were not impressed with the iPad’s clinical abilities

The Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine published a study conducted by the Department of Medical Education, Riverside Methodist Hospital, stating, “The use of handheld computers by medical trainees isn’t new. A review published in 2006 found that 60 to 70 percent of medical students and residents were using handheld computers for educational purposes or patient care. The most commonly accessed applications included medical reference tools, electronic textbooks, and clinical computational programs. A review in 2009 found 90 percent of residents with personal digital assistants (PDAs) accessed pharmacological prescribing programs and medical calculators on a daily basis. Time management was dramatically improved for house staff who relied on PDAs for laboratory data retrieval.

“Since the iPad release in 2010, two independent market research studies have evaluated digital trends in medicine. In 2011, the Manhattan Research group reported that 81 percent of U.S. physicians own a smartphone, 30 percent were using an iPad, and 28 percent planned to purchase an iPad within six months. In 2012, Epocrates Research group found 34 percent of physicians used a tablet computer and 75 percent planned to buy one within a year. Eighty-one percent with a tablet also owned an iPad.”

This led the authors to “evaluate residents’ perceptions of the iPad’s clinical and educational utility, and examine differences of perceived value between medicine-based and surgical-based residents.” To achieve that goal, during the 2011-2012 academic year, 119 residents at Riverside Methodist Hospital were given a 16GB iPad2 with Wi-Fi “along with a $100 stipend to purchase auxiliary equipment such as case covers and keyboards. After a comprehensive orientation that included directions for accessing the hospital’s medical records, residents were instructed to use their iPad both in and outside the hospital as they saw fit throughout the year.”

A total of 102 residents - 86 percent - participated and the results were less than overwhelming. Low marks were given to the iPad for daily clinical utility and efficiency in documentation, and “all resident groups noted problems with iPad log-in and connectivity/Wi-Fi. During the academic year, 98 tickets specific for iPad set-up and connectivity issues were reported to Information Technology services.”

The iPad was most valued for its ability to source article from outside the hospital and its use as a research tool. There were very few reports of issues with portability or software applications.

The authors conclude, “Residents in this study did not attribute high value to the iPad as a clinical rounding or educational tool. Additionally significant differences existed between medical and surgical residents’ perceived value of the iPad’s utility. Institutions should consider these differences and address connectivity and support issues before implementing iPad programs across all disciplines.”

“Institutions should consider these differences and address connectivity and support issues before implementing iPad programs across all disciplines. Additionally, factors such as hardware/software cost, vendor support, on-going training, in-house support, and connectivity should be considered prior to implementation of a mobile computing program."

FierceHealthIT notes earlier research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research similarly “found that the use of iPads for certain tasks in an internal medicine residency program fell short of initial high expectations, although users reported overall satisfaction with the tools. Residents who reported more ‘hype’ prior to iPad deployment were more likely to use the iPad to enter orders, according to researchers. Moreover, those residents who used Apple products prior to iPad deployment also were likely to report higher usage of the iPad.”



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The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe | PCWorld

The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe | PCWorld | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

No matter how hard you try to stay safe, some aspects of securing your online data are completely out of your hands. That fact was made painfully obvious on Monday, when the Internet got caught with its collective pants down thanks to a critical vulnerability affecting a fundamental tool for secure online communications.


Called Heartbleed, the bug has been in the wild for more than two years now. It allows attackers to exploit a critical programming flaw in OpenSSL—an open source implementation of the SSL/TLS encryption protocol.

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From AHIMA: Look Closer at Vendor HIPAA Compliance

From AHIMA: Look Closer at Vendor HIPAA Compliance | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

With stronger HIPAA privacy and security requirements now in effect, health care providers need to ensure that their information technology vendors and their business associates understand and are compliant with the provisions.

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Some Linksys routers targeted by TheMoon malware

Some Linksys routers targeted by TheMoon malware | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in the firmware of some Linksys routers that could allow a hacker to gain control remotely, possibly turning a group of infected routers into a botnet.


The vulnerability has been exploited by malware dubbed TheMoon, according to a story at Computerworld, and the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center reports it has spotted Linksys E1000 and E1200 routers that were scanning the Net for other routers to infect.


Linksys routers have the ability to be managed remotely via a Web page or a smartphone app. The flaw involves a one or more scripts used in this process. Once the malware is installed, it tells the router to begin looking for others to infect in the same way. The malware also appears to contain code that may have it looking for a command and control server that would tell it what to do.


A PC World story lists these Linksys models as being potentially vulnerable, based on details posted to Reddit by a user who created a proof-of-concept exploit:


The following models are listed: E4200, E3200, E3000, E2500, E2100L, E2000, E1550, E1500, E1200, E1000, E900, E300, WAG320N, WAP300N, WAP610N, WES610N, WET610N, WRT610N, WRT600N, WRT400N, WRT320N, WRT160N and WRT150N. However, Rew notes that the list might not be accurate or complete.


A spokesperson for Belkin – which now owns Linksys – confirmed the exploit to PC World, and said it can be prevented but making sure Remote Management Access is turned off. She said the routers ship with that feature disabled by default.


Linksys has posted information about how to update its routers to the latest firmware and make sure that Remote Management Access is turned off. If you’ve got a Linksys router, you should read it and take action ASAP.



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Patient Experience: What happens when the phone rings?

Patient Experience: What happens when the phone rings? | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it

As long as the Harvard Business Review continues to not ask me to write an article for them then I will continue to refuse to do so.


True story.  Flying yesterday at thirty-six thousand feet I was able to exchange a look of terror with the passengers on the other plane.  A near-miss is defined as being within a thousand vertical feet of the other plane and within three nautical miles.  We were so close to the other plane that we felt our plane move from the plane’s slipstream.


Enough of my problems.


I was in the hospital’s cafeteria watching people before my meeting about reinventing patient experience with one of the hospital’s executives.  Two people stopped by my table to tell me how much they liked my socks.  It occurred to me that if my socks were noteworthy enough to warrant comments from two strangers that they may be the wrong socks to wear to meet with the executive.  I was wearing sensible shoes, so at least I had that going for me.


So, I did some work for an organization that felt it needed a call center.  And for that call center they wanted to talk about ACD’s, IVR’s, CRM, and a suitcase full of other technical things.  I thought the best way to be of service would be to stop at Costco and buy them the call-center-in-a-box startup kit.  Maybe I’d also get them the all-in-one-EHR.


This is what happens when someone reads something they shouldn’t, something which they believe gives them instant credibility on a subject of which they previously knew nothing.  I watch one of those shows about goofy problems in the ER, but even so I remain hesitant about thinking I am the right guy to insert a chest tube.  I did buy some scrubs and a white jacket just in case someone feels the need to pull me in on a procedure.


When I asked why they felt they needed to design a call center their reasons were legion.  Too many numbers, too much wait time, too many dropped calls, too many call backs.  They want job descriptions, training manuals, a system for scheduling the people who were taking the calls, and they want scripts written for every conceivable type of call.  Call-center-in-a-box.


I asked what business problem they were trying to solve, a question which branded my immediately as a heretic.  Burn him at the stake the pink-faced call center director shouted.  All I could think of was that I was glad I had not worn my fancy socks.


If they proceed along this course they will have a very efficient call center—phone rings, it is answered, both parties disconnect.  Rinse and repeat.

I am not a fan of efficiency.  Efficiency is about speed, and speed kills.

I once did some work for one of the largest telecommunications firms in the US.  They wanted a call center strategy.  I told them that they should close all of their call centers, and then I closed my laptop.  (I sensed that they wanted a little more detail so I went to the white board.)


They told me it cost about thirty dollars to answer each call, and they received millions of calls.  I then had them create an exhaustive list of the reasons people called.  I was the scribe—in consulting lingo we refer to the in the work plan as facilitation because you can charge more for facilitating than you can for writing.


We created a pretty substantial list.  We then worked through each of the reasons on the list.  For an item to remain on the list, the people in the room were asked to defend why a customer should have to call about that item.


They learned that phone calls fell into one of three areas; people needed something, people had a question about something, or people had a complaint.  They learned that whatever it was people needed should have been handled at some point upstream in the process.  They learned that the information that was needed could have been provided at some point upstream in the process.  And they learned that complaints arose from something that did not happen correctly at some point upstream in the process.


Of the few items that remained—I gave in on some to make them feel better—I asked which of those could be handled through a customer portal.


Each item that is addressed at some point upstream in the process takes the cost of the call from thirty dollars to zero dollars.  The same is true with handling an item in the customer portal.  Eliminating a call ensures there are no call-backs, no waiting time, and no abandoned calls.  It also ensures that everyone gets the same answer, the same right answer to the same question.


It also ensures and insures the brand.


Your hospital gets hundreds if not thousands of calls each day.  Your hospital has dozens of phone numbers.  Each phone number is answered differently by people with different skills and experience and having different objectives.  People are placed on hold, transferred, given other numbers to call, and given the wrong information.


The other thing this hospital wants to do is to have one phone number people can call; a noble idea and a very bad idea.  They want it to handle two-dozen different call origination types, everything from getting information about how to donate to what hours the cafeteria is open to how to schedule an appointment.


In effect, they want their call center to be the same as their web site.  Their web site has more than fifty clickable links, everything from getting information about how to donate to what hours the cafeteria is open to how to schedule an appointment.


There should be a number for patient stuff and a website for patient and prospective patient stuff—a customer portal which is not even close to what EPIC and Cerner mean by patient portal.  There should also be a number or numbers for other stuff and maybe, just maybe a single link on the customer portal for all of the other stuff.



Designing patient experience so that the experiences on the web and on the phone are similar is only beneficial if those experiences are remarkable. Designing a call center experience that mimics the lack of functionality of your website is a waste of money.


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Children’s Hospital Leverages Telehealth For Newborn Care in Rural Areas

Children’s Hospital Leverages Telehealth For Newborn Care in Rural Areas | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics | Scoop.it
Children's Hospital Leverages Telehealth For Newborn Care in Rural Areas

By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

UC Davis Children’s Hospital plans to use grant to expand telehealth services to nursery clinicians at rural hospitals, study long-term impact on neonatal outcomes

UC Davis Children’s Hospital of Sacramento has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for the Advancement of Telehealth – Health Resources and Services Administration (OAT-HRSA) which will be used for the new Pediatric Emergency Assistance to Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) program. Approximately $750,000 over a three-year period will be disbursed to the nationally ranked hospital for the expansion of its telehealth services to nursery clinicians at rural hospitals and to study the program’s long-term impact on neonatal outcomes.

UC Davis Medical Center, which houses its center of excellence – UC Davis Children’s Hospital – is a pioneer in telehealth programs, providing academic specialty and subspecialty access to hospitals in rural communities. Four hospitals in rural counties with a shortage of health professionals, particularly in pediatric subspecialist areas, were selected to participate in the PEANUT program. The use of UC Davis’ award-winning videoconferencing will give those clinicians access to neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, and other specialists for guidance in an attempt to address rural disparities in newborn care.

 “Rural doctors and hospitals deliver great care. But they have limited access to pediatric subspecialists,” said Madan Dharmar, assistant research professor in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatric telemedicine program and principal investigator for the PEANUT program. “Without subspecialty guidance, newborn infants may be undertreated, receive inappropriate therapies, or face unnecessary transfers. By providing immediate access to neonatologists and other pediatric experts, PEANUT will provide a safety net for rural clinicians and their patients.”

Education will also be a major component of the PEANUT program. Technicians at the four rural hospitals will be trained in techniques for newborn emergency care and will receive help in implementing new care standards that are required at the state and national level, such as the Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program for neonatal echocardiograms. Ruling out congenital heart defects can eliminate neonatal transfers, while properly identifying them will allow appropriate treatment. “We view this program as an important step in delivering high-quality and cost-effective care throughout California,” said Robin Steinhorn, UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s physician-in-chief, pediatric department chair, and grant co-investigator.

Part of the UC Davis Health System, 619-bed UC Davis Medical Center is the Sacramento region’s only academic health center, and is a “Most Wired” hospital, a Leapfrog Group “Top Hospital”, and ranked Sacramento’s top hospital by U.S. News & World Report. UC Davis Children’s Hospital boasts more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties serving infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with primary, subspecialty, and critical care. A total 129 beds include 36 general, 49 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and 24 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU). In addition, the hospital provides the Central Valley’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and pediatric emergency department.



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