Dr. Bassett is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency as well as her pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Stanford University. Her academic and scholarly work aims to promote high-value care strategies and reduce unnecessary variation in clinical medicine.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2013) NM
  • Residency: Stanford University Pediatric Residency (2016) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship (2018) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2016)


All Publications

  • An Improvement Effort to Optimize Electronically Generated Hospital Discharge Instructions. Hospital pediatrics Chadwick, W., Bassett, H., Hendrickson, S., Slonaker, K., Perales, S., Pantaleoni, J., Srinivas, N., Platchek, T., Destino, L. 2019


    OBJECTIVES: The purpose of hospital discharge instructions (HDIs) is to facilitate safe patient transitions home, but electronic health records can generate lengthy documents filled with irrelevant information. When our institution changed electronic health records, a cumbersome electronic discharge workflow produced low-value HDI and contributed to a spike in discharge delays. Our aim was to decrease these delays while improving family and provider satisfaction with HDI.METHODS: We used quality improvement methodology to redesign the electronic discharge navigator and HDI to address the following issues: (1) difficulty preparing discharge instructions before time of discharge, (2) suboptimal formatting of HDI, (3) lack of standard templates and language within HDI, and (4) difficulties translating HDI into non-English languages. Discharge delays due to HDI were tracked before and after the launch of our new discharge workflow. Parents and providers evaluated HDI and the electronic discharge workflow, respectively, before and after our intervention. Providers audited HDI for content.RESULTS: Discharge delays due to HDI errors decreased from a mean of 3.4 to 0.5 per month after our intervention. Parents' ratings of how understandable our HDIs were improved from 2.35 to 2.74 postintervention (P = .05). Pediatric resident agreement that the electronic discharge process was easy to use increased from 9% to 67% after the intervention (P < .001).CONCLUSIONS: Through multidisciplinary collaboration we facilitated advance preparation of more standardized HDI and decreased related discharge delays from the acute care units at a large tertiary care hospital.

    View details for DOI 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0251

    View details for PubMedID 31243058

  • The Snowball Effect of Low-Value Care. Hospital pediatrics Bassett, H. K., Rowinsky, P. 2018; 8 (12): 793–95

    View details for PubMedID 30498164

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