ACR launched a pilot test version of the new JIA module in the RCR in October 2010. The JIA form was developed by ACR committees in collaboration with the PR-COIN Quality Improvement Collaborative. Two data entry forms were created:
- JIA patient encounter form, capturing basic clinical and core assessment data, medications, screenings and drug safety data.
- JIA patient-reported data form, capturing data from various patient-reported assessments.
Select members of the PR-COIN network will test the new JIA forms and provide feedback for refinement. We expect to release the final JIA module for use by all interested RCR users by March 2011.
The JIA module of the RCR will provide ACR's pediatric rheumatology members with an important resource for self-assessment and improvement, as well as a tool to meet quality reporting requirements.
The mission of the Pediatric Rheumatology Care & Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN) Quality Improvement Collaborative is to improve dramatically the outcomes of care for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The initial activities of the PR-COIN Collaborative are:
- To plan and implement a quality improvement collaborative intended to develop and evaluate specific disease management strategies to improve the care of children with JIA and to determine how best to incorporate these strategies into clinical practice.
- To build a sustainable collaborative network of pediatric rheumatologists, including a registry database, to inform future improvement projects. This network will provide opportunities for pediatric rheumatologists to collaborate on quality improvement projects.
PR-COIN is grant-funded project based at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. ACR is supporting the Collaborative through joint development of the JIA module; however, PR-COIN is not an ACR-sponsored program. Like all RCR users, PR-COIN members are invited to use the RCR free of charge to support local and national quality initiatives.