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Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient on hand to witness unveiling of bipartisan bill to reform Medicaid for children with medical complexities

WASHINGTON – (June 25, 2014) Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient Emmy Kaighan has experienced more unusual events at the age of seven than most adults experience in their entire lifetime. At the age of three, Emmy was diagnosed with a rare occurrence of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a disease that aggressively attacked the healthy tissue […]

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Children with asthma who lack primary care are at high risk for hospitalization

DALLAS (May 19, 2014) — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and one of the leading reasons for emergency room visits, yet severe attacks leading to hospitalization often are avoidable. According to experts at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the first line of defense are the primary care physicians who offer […]

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Children’s Medical Center urges prevention, awareness of measles

DALLAS (May 14, 2014) – Clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas are on the lookout for possible cases of measles, and parents in North Texas are urged to take steps that will help avoid an outbreak of this highly infectious and vaccine-preventable disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that the number of […]

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Children’s Medical Center named first hospital to receive Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification

DALLAS (April 22, 2014) – At the HITRUST 2014 conference today in Grapevine, Texas, Children’s Medical Center Dallas announced it is the first and currently the only hospital in Texas to receive the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification by the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). By […]

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Journal report reveals benefits of implementing clinical practice guidelines at Children’s Medical Center

DALLAS (March 28, 2014) – Bronchiolitis, the number-one cause of infant hospitalizations nationally, was the focus of a multidisciplinary effort by physicians and clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas to establish and implement clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aimed at streamlining care and reducing unnecessary tests and therapies. Results of the successful initiative, including two seasons […]

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Stakeholder summit showcases Children’s innovative use of health IT

DALLAS (March 25, 2014) – Children’s Medical Center, the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) hosted the Health Information Technology Stakeholder Summit and tour on March 6. About 40 health IT stakeholders from across the country attended the day-long event to see first-hand Children’s advanced […]

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Match for Malena: Children’s Medical Center patient hopes to find bone marrow donor

DALLAS (Feb. 12, 2014) – Malena Brown is hoping for a match on Valentine’s Day this year, but not the kind you would normally expect a pretty, vivacious, 15-year-old girl to wish for. Malena is a patient at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the match she and her family are searching for is an unrelated […]

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Children’s Medical Center to host 23rd annual ‘Be The Match’ donor registry drive

DALLAS (Feb. 11, 2014) – This Valentine’s Day, Children’s Medical Center will serve as a special kind of matchmaker – between children who have life-threatening diseases, like cancers and blood disorders, and healthy adults in the community who can potentially save their lives. Those volunteer donors who sign up for the national Be The Match […]

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Children’s Achieves HITRUST CSF Certified Status for Information Security

DALLAS (Jan. 28, 2014) – Children’s Medical Center, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, has earned Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). HITRUST was established to ensure information security is a core pillar in the broad adoption of health information systems and […]

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