Participating Centers & Benefits
IBD Qorus uses a prospective, patient-reported, common database to track outcomes and improvement. Over time, the aggregation of this data is used for benchmarking including comparative performance across participating care centers and the nationwide collaborative. The collective efforts will enable future quality improvement research, uncover best practices, and facilitate the rapid spread of new ideas. By taking part in this structured program, your site will derive the following benefits:
- Connect with a nation-wide community of providers dedicated to improving IBD care
- Gain access to sophisticated population health tools to track performance and outcomes
- Learn from quality improvement (QI) experts and apply QI methodology to your practice
- Generate cost saving reports and use clinically relevant tools to help your practice
In addition to the direct program benefits listed above, there are a few additional perks to participation in IBD Qorus.
For more than 50 years, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has supported and launched initiatives that improve patient lives, prevent disease complications, and reduce costs. IBD Qorus is one such initiative. As a member of IBD Qorus, you and your site will be recognized on the Foundation’s website as one that prioritizes quality improvement for patient care.
Research collaboration and funding
IBD Qorus provides the infrastructure for conducting health services and pragmatic clinical research. As a participating site, team members will have the opportunity to initiate and / or collaborate in health service research. One such example is the recently awarded PCORI $5 million dollar grant “Treat-to-Target of Endoscopic Remission in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Symptomatic Remission: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial” being conducted with more than 15 Qorus centers.
In addition, participating healthcare providers are eligible to apply for Foundation issued health service research grant funding opportunities.
Maintenance of certification
IBD Qorus helps healthcare providers meet current credentialling requirements, such as Maintenance of Certification (MOC). In addition, select IBD Qorus participants have reported that participating in Qorus has successfully helped in local payer performance initiatives and reimbursement negotiations.
Get involved with us!
Patients: If your site is not already participating in IBD Qorus, speak to your doctor about joining.
Providers: As a provider looking to join IBD Qorus, please contact us
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