ImproveCareNow Learning Labs are small groups of care centers with key characteristics in common or who are working on similar issues. Our Learning Lab structure enables centers to work more closely together to catalyze improvement and to maintain personal connections as the Network grows.  With the Pathway to Mastery initiative, Learning Labs are assigned to a designated pathway (Foundations, Achieving Remission, Achieving Sustained Remission) to drive improvement with a similar area of interest. Aims for each Learning Lab are listed below. 


Fundamentals - Focus on becoming an active participant in ImproveCareNow, achieving site activation in less than 90 days (with Institutional Review Board reliance, and participation and data use agreement executed) and successfully enrolling 75 percent of IBD population into registry

Reinforcing Foundations - Register more than 75% of IBD population in less than 9 months of site activation

Achieving Remission

Population Management - Increase the percentage of centers reliably implementing established population management process

Multidisciplinary Pre-Visit Planning - Increase the percentage of centers reliably implementing an established pre-visit planning process

Achieving Sustained Remission

Adherence - By addressing barriers, participating centers will optimize therapy and treatment adherence to increase the percentage of IBD patients in sustained clinical remission

Clinical Standardization / Personalized Care - Participating centers will develop and standardize care pathways to increase the percentage of IBD patients in sustained clinical remission


These groups meet monthly via webinar to share ideas and experiences, collaborate around new topics to support their Pathway, and work through any barriers they face. They also meet in person at ImproveCareNow Community Conferences.  Each group is led by a Quality Improvement Coach (QIC) who provides support, feedback, and new QI tools and helps nurture peer mentoring within the group.

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