Helping Improve Pediatric Practice Outcomes (HIPPO) Asthma Study
WHAT: A project to develop, implement and evaluate a sustainable approach to improving the quality of care provided in primary care settings to children with asthma.
WHO: Phase 1 of the project involved six pediatric practices in Boston and six in Chapel Hill, N.C. Phase 2 was a national collaborative with 20 teams.
WHEN: From 1997 to 1999
FUNDER: The project was funded by David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The national collaborative was run in partnership with the Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network.
OUR ROLE: Served as educators and coaches to participating teams as they tested different quality improvement strategies and tools to improve the care they provide to children with asthma.
Did You Know?
This project, which started while former NICHQ CEO Charlie Homer was working at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, helped spawn our creation as the independent non-profit organization we are today.