IBD Quality Improvement :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

IBD Quality Improvement

ImproveCareNow Collaborative

ImproveCareNow is an unprecedented effort focusing on quality of care and overall outcomes of IBD patients. Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the leaders in this collaborative, participates with other major institutions from across the country to share information to benefit patients everywhere. This innovative, multi-institution, team-based approach to medical care is helping children and adolescents with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis feel better sooner and do better longer. Learn more

The principles learned and developed in conjunction with ImproveCareNow have been integrated into our IBD program. Likewise, the successful tools and processes developed here have been shared with ImproveCareNow and, as a result, have been implemented by other sites across the country. Through the use of these quality improvement methods, we have seen improvements in a variety of process and outcome measures, most notably an increase in clinical remission rates from a baseline of approximately 50 percent to 84 percent currently, one of the highest rates in the network – giving our patients one of the highest rates of remission in the country.


Nationwide Children's IBD Remission Rate

View an inspiring short film about the work of ImproveCareNow by filmmaker Jesse Dylan, including Nationwide Children's Wallace Crandall, MD, Director of the Quality Division of ImproveCareNow and a member of the Executive Committee and Sandra Kim, MD, Chair of the Clinical Committee, among other leaders in the collaborative.

ImproveCareNow - Improving the care and lives of kids with Crohn's Disease & ulcerative colitis

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ImproveCareNow - Improving Outcomes for IBD Through Collaborative Care

IBD: Improving Outcomes through Planned Care

Implementation of an interdisciplinary team approach toward managing these patients has been recognized as a necessary method to provide patients with optimal care and improve outcomes.

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PediaCast Interview with Dr. Crandall

Pediacast with Dr. Mike features Dr. Wallace Crandall on the topic of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Pediacast with Dr. Mike Patrick

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PediaCast with Dr. Sandra Kim

PediaCast with Dr. Mike featuring Dr. Sandra Kim on the topic of Gut Microbes.

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