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Focus on patient safety
Vascular Technology Council
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focus on patient safety

The Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO) was approved by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) in February 2011 to oversee the data sharing partnerships and patient safety initiatives of the VQI.

Vascular technology council (VTC)

The mission of the SVS VQI is to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and cost of vascular health care by collecting and exchanging information. Within the SVS PSO, the goal of the Vascular Technology Council (VTC) is to provide guidance and approval for the efficient use of SVS VQI data for the benefit of multiple stakeholders, including the FDA and industry, in order to meet regulatory requirements and aid the development of new vascular treatments.

The VTC sees great value in this collaboration and is committed to growing this network and supporting device and therapeutic innovation through the VQI.

For more information on how the SVS PSO and Fivos are working with industry, please contact Jim Wadzinski, SVS PSO Executive Director, at jwadzinski@vascularsociety.org.

fda communications

Participating SVS VQI centers include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, vein centers, office-based labs and individual physician’s practices.

Click below for a complete list of VQI Participating Centers and their Regional Group Affiliation. Please note that this list is in excel format for ease of use.

Device Surveillance & Evaluation

The SVS PSO Steering Committee is the primary study and protocol advisory group for the SVS VQI. The Steering Committee is charged with reviewing the trial protocol, especially within the context of current medical practices related to the study.

The Executive Committee approves charters related to Industry projects and the associated Steering Committee activities.  Each Steering Committee has a Charter which includes objectives and endpoints, the responsibilities of the Steering Committee and the Conflict of Interest policies.