Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Using a unique model of rigorous methodologies, tightly coordinated implementation, and large, rich data sets, hospitals participating in Collaboratives are achieving improvements at lower cost, more efficiently, and faster than any single hospital can achieve working independently.

The Collaborative network offers opportunities for all institutions caring for children to improve patient care and safety, spread innovations that work, and identify new strategies to improve care in the hospital setting.

Unlike typical time-limited quality improvement projects, these Collaborative programs offer an enduring system within which children's hospitals are working to achieve sustained, reliable improvements in care and outcomes for multiple clinical challenges.

  • Cancer & Blood Disorders

    Recently renamed the Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Network (CCBDN), Collaborative participants work to develop and implement evidence-based bundles to improve ambulatory care for pediatric hematology oncology patients.

  • SCOPE Dialysis Collaborative

    The Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric ESRD (SCOPE) Collaborative helps dialysis centers minimize dialysis-related infections in pediatric peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients. This program allows participating centers to meet Medicare's Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements.

  • Sepsis Collaborative

    The sepsis initiative is a collaboration with children’s hospitals to prevent severe sepsis that results in morbidity, mortality and high costs of care. This work will achieve improvements in outcomes by reducing variability in care processes across the continuum of sepsis care – from the emergency department to intensive care units to discharge – with evidence-based best practices.