Leigh Anne Bakel, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine. She is also a Medical Director of Clinical Effectiveness and Director of the Clinical Pathways program at Children's Hospital Colorado. She completed a Pediatric Academic Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto completing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and a Certificate course in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. She has been involved in a number of quality improvement projects in her role as a Medical Director of Clinical Effectiveness, and she has continued to iterate improvements in the Clinical Pathways program. Her research interests include the use of clinical pathways in pediatrics as an intervention to drive evidence based care to the bedside. She is interested in better understanding how clinical pathways improve care for children.
Dr.Bakel's PEDSnet project is titled, "A Learning Health Systems Approach to Clinical Pathway Optimization through Provider Adherence, Patient Outcomes, and Patient/Family Experience", this project will be explored using the following aims:
- To assess patient and clinical factors associated with provider adherence to the Acute COVID-19, MIS-C and migraine pathways. We will use mixed methods to prospectively assess what patient and clinical factors make providers more likely to adhere to pathway use.
- To assess the clinical outcomes for those children cared for on and off the Acute COVID-19 and MIS-C pathways to determine if there is an advantage to being cared for on the pathways and gain an understanding of the patient/family perspective of being cared for using a clinical pathway.
- To use LHS principles to adapt the pathways to optimize their use and impact.