Quality improvement efforts often use the phrase “share seamlessly, steal shameless” to describe the importance of learning from one another and building from each others’ strengths and past efforts.

With that sharing philosophy in mind, we’re happy to share that our first CHoSEN article will be published in Hospital Pediatrics (Volume 10, Issue 9, September 2020). The article is titled “The Colorado Hospitals Substance Exposed Newborn Quality Improvement Collaborative: Standardization of Care for Opioid-Exposed Newborns Shortens Length of Stay and Reduces Number of Infants Requiring Opiate Therapy” and includes aggregated CHoSEN QIC data from April 2017 to December 2019 demonstrating our statewide collaborative’s reductions in average LOS, the percentage of OENs requiring opiate therapy, and average LOS for OENs requiring opiate therapy.

Thank you to all the participating CHoSEN hospital teams who have made this opportunity to share our work with the broader pediatric community possible!

Looking Ahead

The CHoSEN QIC team is developing additional manuscripts to continue to share our lessons and successes, including a draft manuscript analyzing demographic disparities. If your hospital team is interested in disseminating your hospital’s work–whether to your C-suite, for a conference, or for publication, support is available. Please contact Dr. Susan Hwang to get the ball rolling to seamlessly share.

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