ImproveCareNow collaborating on 1-year adult IBD QI pilot project

In July 2013 ImproveCareNow began collaborating with adult gastroenterologists on a 1-year pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of a Quality Improvement (QI) network involving centers caring for adult patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Why the government cares about ImproveCareNow

Care centers participating in ImproveCareNow must assemble a multidisciplinary group of people who comprise what we call the “core QI team”. This team meets regularly, reviews data to identify areas for improvement, uses PDSA cycles to test and determine what changes will result in improvements, and steadily implements meaningful changes that result in more reliable and effective care for their IBD patients.

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ImproveCareNow Expands to Include 50 Centers

ImproveCareNow is pleased to announce that the Network has expanded to include 50 participating care centers, spanning 27 states and London, England.  Centers participating in ImproveCareNow now include 9 of the top 12 honor roll children’s hospitals, and 19 of the top 30 pediatric gastroenterology programs. 

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ImproveCareNow Welcomes Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

ImproveCareNow is pleased to announce that the Network has expanded to include 46 participating care centers, spanning 26 states and including one center in London, England.  Centers participating in ImproveCareNow now include nine of the top 12 honor roll children’s hospitals, and 19 of the top 30 pediatric gastroenterology programs. 

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ImproveCareNow Network Grows to 44 Participating Care Centers

ImproveCareNow is pleased to announce that the Network has expanded to include 44 participating care centers, spanning 26 states and including one center in London, England.  Centers participating in ImproveCareNow now include nine of the top 12 honor roll children’s hospitals, and 18 of the top 30 pediatric gastroenterology programs. The 44 ImproveCareNow centers have 415 pediatric gastroenterologists and 13,200 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

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World IBD Day and LOOP | the official blog of ImproveCareNow

Saturday, May 19th is World IBD Day - a day set aside for raising awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (together known and Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD).  These chronic illnesses affect millions of people worldwide and currently there is no cure.  In the United States kids with Crohn’s and colitis have a better chance at remission.

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Patients and Families Partnering with ImproveCareNow

Recognizing the importance of the work of ImproveCareNow and the C3N Project, the Wall Street Journal has published a major article today, in print and online, describing innovative approaches developed by the C3N Project for patients and families in the ImproveCareNow Network.

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Physicians Working Together Can Improve Quality of Care

When physicians work together it can accelerate improvements in quality of care.  That’s the lesson from a new study by ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement and research network. The study, published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is now available online and is scheduled to appear in their printed journal in April 2012.

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Patient Advisory Council at ImproveCareNow | Looking for New Recruits

The patient voice is one to be heard. In 2011, the Patient Advisory Council (PAC) for theImproveCareNow Network was established to provide valuable input and act as an advocate, as well as serve as a resource and co-designer for the Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N).

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