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Pediatrics - Clinical Effectiveness

Houston, Texas

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The Center for Clinical Effectiveness
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Center for Clinical Effectiveness

Our Mission

To improve the quality of care delivered to children within the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Hospital Integrated Delivery System.


  • Generate new medical knowledge through health services research
  • Support educational activities in quality improvement and evidence based practice for providers within the Texas Children's Hospital Integrated Delivery system and the community
  • Improve access to care by supporting collaborations and quality improvement initiatives within the Texas Children's Hospital Integrated Delivery system
  • Stimulate development and support the activities of Pediatric Centers of Excellence
  • Integrate best evidence into practice and disseminate best practices to replicate existing and encourage new clinical effectiveness initiatives
  • Support legislative initiatives in the state that affect quality in child healthcare, and strive to ensure that the best evidence is available to policymakers at all levels: local, state and national
  • Support activities of the Evidence Based Outcomes Center at Texas Children's Hospital designed to promote scientific inquiry, evidence-based practice (EBP) and quality nursing outcomes
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From the Director

Dr. Charles Macias

Dr. Charles Macias

Welcome to the Center for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE) at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. The implementation of Quality Improvement (QI) science implicitly attempts to accelerate the uptake of evidence, the evaluation of related patient and infrastructure outcomes and the study of these processes. The CCE supports all aspects of this endeavor through its domains of research, education, evidence evaluation, aggregation and translation of health information technology, safety and advocacy. It is our goal to enhance the power of the individual by aggregating the efforts of the academicians, the care providers, the care delivery infrastructure leaders, the community stakeholders, the payers and the policy makers for improving healthcare delivery for children.

“If you travel alone you travel quicker, if you travel with others, you travel further.”