Improved Outcomes in a Quality Improvement Collaborative for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study centers on six ImproveCare Now Network sites implementing new strategies to improve care delivery and outcomes for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The network established standardized diagnosis and care recommendations and used additional tools such as previsit planning templates and a Model IBD Care Guideline. Researchers ultimately found that changes in the overall delivery of care likely resulted in improved outcome measures as opposed to one particular intervention.

It should be noted that the American Board of Pediatrics was a founding sponsor of the ImproveCareNow Network. This Network was developed as a model of improvement in quality of care that included 1) creating enduring multicenter collaborative networks of pediatric subspecialists, 2) sharing of performance data collected in patient registries, and 3) training in quality improvement.

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