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MOC Impact

While all four parts of MOC provide value to physicians, hospitals, and clinics, and patients, quality improvement (MOC Part 4) activities most visibly demonstrate MOC’s impact. This is especially apparent when pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists participate in collaborative improvement networks of clinical teams that treat patients with specific diseases and conditions. Clinicians working together to share their data, strategies and experience — and often including parent and patient groups — are more likely to make an impact by improving treatment and outcomes for children.

Below are some of the many success stories that stem from MOC Part 4 quality improvement activities.

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) network, comprising more than 100 children’s hospitals, is driven by a shared goal to urgently reduce and ultimately eliminate serious harm across all children’s hospitals. Network members account for approximately 50 percent of admissions to children’s hospitals in the U.S.

Chronic Disease Networks (

The ImproveCareNow, the Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network, and the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative networks are collaborations of pediatric subspecialty providers from care centers across the United States who have improved outcomes for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, respectively.

Read more success stories in our 2015 and 2016 annual reports.