ImproveCareNow is a network of people working together and dedicated to quality improvement and patient-powered research.
ImproveCareNow has created a collaborative community where clinicians, researchers, parents and patients are empowered to learn and continuously improve to bring about more reliable, proactive IBD care for healthier children and youth.
Our purpose is to transform the health, care and costs for all children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD) by building a sustainable collaborative chronic care network. We are enabling patients, families, clinicians and researchers to work together in a learning health care system to accelerate innovation, discovery and the application of new knowledge.
Our mission is to have all children and youth with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cared for at an ImproveCareNow center, where 80% of patients are in clinical remission (feeling well and fully active), 90% have satisfactory nutrition, 93% have satisfactory growth and 94% are not taking steroids.
ImproveCareNow has raised the bar for the standard of care in pediatric IBD.
Since ImproveCareNow began in 2007, we have increased the number of kids in remission with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in our Network. To do this, participating centers collect standardized data during all clinic visits, monitor individual and overall performance, compare outcomes, and share the best evidence and tools for helping patients with IBD get better faster, and stay well longer.
By employing an “all teach, all learn” collaborative approach to medicine, we encourage new ideas and best practices to be identified and introduced into the care delivery process much faster—improving care and outcomes for our patients now.
That means more kids with IBD are feeling well, and enjoying the activities that are important to them.
ImproveCareNow tracks measures of care for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in our Network. Our Success is an infographic we use to share some of our measurable results and show you what we have achieved!
Control charts demonstrate our success over time. Charts like these are one tool ImproveCareNow uses to demonstrate and learn from our work over time, and to innovate and discover new ways to transform care and health for children and youth with IBD.