Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network

Welcome to the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network!

This site is now closed.

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We are a grass-roots organization founded in 2008 by a group of Pediatric Hospitalists committed to improving the Value of care for hospitalized children in the United States and Canada.

In 2008, the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network emerged with the vision to build an inclusive pediatric inpatient collaboration for clinicians in order to provide hospitalized children the most efficient, safe, and evidence based healthcare. A guiding principle of the network is that the 70% of children hospitalized at non-children’s hospitals deserve the same access to collaborative data and quality of care afforded in children’s hospitals. The network is comprised of physicians and institutions that span the gamut from small community hospitals with a few pediatric beds to large academic medical centers with free-standing children’s hospitals. As founders and members, we are all volunteers who share the goal of improving healthcare delivery to every hospitalized child. 


In 2011, leadership at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) approved the integration of the VIP Network into the QuIIN Program. Currently, the VIP Network is undergoing a transition, including shifting project management, IT and website, marketing and project support to the AAP QuIIN. The mission of the QuIIN is to improve the quality and value of care and outcomes for children and families through process improvement in everyday pediatric practice, including the child’s medical home and across the care continuum. QuIIN members also participate by informal assessment that provides practicing pediatrician perspective into evidenced based recommendations and tools for implementation. Once the transition is complete, QuIIN will serve as an umbrella organization, and VIP will become one of the networks under that umbrella.

As part of the transition, the VIP Network Steering Committee is in the process of aiding QuIIN staff with designing a new logo, website, membership application and project application for the VIP Network and more information will be posted as it comes available. Additionally, VIP Network members will officially join QuIIN in order to receive member benefits such as access to the biannual QuIIN QI Conference Call Series, and gain support for project related IRB (centralized at AAP), MOC Part IV and CME applications.


For more information on QuIIN, please visit the QuIIN website

During this transition time, we encourage you to regularly check back to the website for updates on projects and transition items.


Reduction in Pediatric Identification Band Errors: A Quality Collaborative 2009 - 2010

View the recent AAP Pediatrics article for this collaborative at

Pediatric Hospitalists Collaborate to Improve Discharge Communication September 2009 – September 2010 Poster

  • Presented at the Pediatric Hospitalists Medicine Annual Conference 2011
  • Presented at  Building the Bridge, San Antonio, Texas, 2011. Awarded: Outstanding Quality Improvement and Safety Project (Collaboration), Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Program

Benchmarking Bronchiolitis Collaborative

Click on to read more about this collaborative as seen in the April 19, 2012 AAP SmartBrief!

Click on the AAP QI Spring Newsletter at to see additional information on the Benchmarking Bronchiolitis Collaborative and read about other QI efforts at the AAP

  • Benchmarking Bronchiolitis Collaborative
    Please continue to check back for VIP and AAP QI updates