Submission #14667

Improve Care Now
http://improvecarenow.org/
Dr. Harohalli Shashidhar
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Elliot Health Systems
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
children diagnosed with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Elliot Health Systems, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
2007-present
Improve Care Now's 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.
Pediatric Gastroenterology clinics
81% of children in ICN are in remission, 95% are not taking steroids, 91% show satisfactory nutrition. See more outcomes for the national network on their website (http://www.improvecarenow.org/purpose-success) and see more NH-specific outcomes in an article about Elliot Health System's experience with ICN at: https://www.nhpip.org/sites/default/files/user-uploads/Dr.%20Harohalli%20Shashidhar_QI%20experience%20article_Final.pdf
See article about Elliot Health System's experience participating in the Improve Care Now network at: https://www.nhpip.org/sites/default/files/user-uploads/Dr.%20Harohalli%20Shashidhar_QI%20experience%20article_Final.pdf