QI Projects

VQI centers work on quality improvement projects which are selected for presentation at the VQI Annual Meeting in June. These projects often related to the National QI Initiatives of Discharge Medications or Endovascular AAA Long Term Follow-Up Imaging, but can address any vascular topic supported by VQI data.

Here are the projects presented at the VQI Annual Meeting in 2018:

  1. Improvement Project: Reducing Infection Related Vascular Readmissions
  2. Achieve 100% Compliance in PVI Data Submission
  3. Cross-Clamp Location and Peri-operative Outcomes after Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  4. Improvement in Carotid Stent Embolic Protection Device Usage
  5. Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI) Discharge
  6. Improving Long Term Follow-Up for CEA Patients
  7. Using VQI as a Tool to Drive Improvement in IVC Filter Follow-Up and Retrieval
  8. Implementation of a Structured Protocol to Improve Rates of VQI Registry Vascular Patient Follow-Up
  9. The Benefits of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Lead Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Team
  10. Increasing Compliance with Discharge Medications
  11. PVI for New Data Managers
  12. Smoking Cessation Rates among Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery in a Canadian Center
  13. Improving Critical Discharge Medication Adherence: A Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)
  14. Successful Continuation of EVAR Patient Compliance Utilizing VQI for Long Term Follow-Up
  15. Integration of VQI and SVS Wifi into an EMR Population Health Registry
  16. Acute and Chronic Renal Dysfunction Post Open and Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  17. Improving Data Accuracy & Efficiency by Implementing VQI-specific Brief Op Notes
  18. Utilization & Usability Assessment of VQI-Specific Electronic Medical Record Brief Operative Notes at 1-Year Post Implementation

If you would like to learn more about the QI program, please contact Cheryl Jackson, SVS PSO Quality Director, or (if you are a VQI member) go to the Members’ Only section of the website where you can view all the project posters and abstracts.