Our Experimentation Improves Lives of Children, Teens

The Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was created to improve the outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic illnesses by accelerating the development of effective care delivery methods. We have brought together scientists and physicians from six disciplines to foster change and facilitate experimentation.

Our aim is to identify and understand the barriers to optimal treatment among adolescents with asthma, and we have created the Asthma Innovation Lab to use new knowledge to improve clinical outcomes and experiences. We are developing improved and innovative care methods, and we will apply successful new care methods to other chronic patient populations.

Our multidisciplinary research and clinical team members are passionate about improving outcomes through change and creating the future of chronic care management for patients. The interventions and innovative methods being explored and studied in trials involve:

  • Care delivery
  • Education and training
  • Spiritual coping
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Shared decision-making
  • Advanced technology
  • Self-management / adherence

The guiding principles for the center include:

  • Focusing on the needs of the patient and family
  • Fostering and facilitating a multidisciplinary team that embraces change and experimentation
  • Taking calculated risks to enhance care and management of chronic diseases
  • Creating or redesigning / redefining processes, products and roles
  • Achieving value and learning from success and failures

Other industries are a key source for the center to learn about innovations that have proven to be successful and can be translated to the healthcare industry. These innovations can also lead to partnerships across industries.