CHIRP is proud to collaborate with IBD Qorus, which is a national multi-center improvement collaborative composed of academic, community, and private practice inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care centers across the United States (see Figure 1). Established in 2015 with support from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, IBD Qorus applies the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series (BTS) collaborative model and a Learning Health System (LHS) approach to engage in national collaborative improvement efforts to improve IBD care quality and outcomes for people with IBD. Recent Qorus BTS collaborative efforts have focussed on reducing unnecessary urgent care utilization and Treat-to-Target— a treatment strategy that aligns a remission-based therapeutic goal with the patient’s personal goals for quality of life.
IBD Qorus is lead by co-chairs Corey Seigel, MD, MS (Dartmouth-Hitchcock) and Gil Melmed, MD (Cedars-Sinai), in collaboration with Alandra Weaver, MPH (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation), and guided by Brant Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, APRN-BC (Dartmouth and CHIRP), who serves as the IBD Qorus national Improvement Advisor and Improvement Scientist. Finally, a team from the Dartmouth Institute Coproduction Laboratory has developed a quality improvement curriculum and provides improvement coaching support for the collaborative.
IBD Qorus uses feed-forward and feedback Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to inform a patient-centered registry-enabled Learning Health System (LHS) to enable research and improvement initiatives. IBD Qorus is a leader in the establishment of a quality improvement approach for adult IBD care, and more recently has developed a value measurement approach for adult IBD care centers participating in IBD Qorus. The value measures Delphi process, which was led by Dr. Brant Oliver, Alice Kennedy, MPH, and colleagues, establishes new ways to assess the quality and value of IBD care and IBD Qorus improvement initiatives.
Visit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation IBD Qorus website to learn more!