The Virginias Vascular Study Group
SPRING MEETING 2019 – SAVE THE DATE
The Spring 2019 Meeting will take place on Friday, April 12th from 10:30am – 4:15pm at the WVU Mylan Puskar Stadium, One Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV. Members are encouraged to stay for dinner and the WVU Blue and Gold game on Saturday!
Please contact Christine Sytsma, Regional Data Manager, at CSytsma@valleyhealthlink.com.
10:30AM – 11:00AM Check in at Touchdown Terrace
11:00AM – 12:00PM Joint breakout meetings and lunch (opportunity to peruse vendor table):
- Executive Committee (lead physicians from each center)
- Lead Data Manager from each center
12:00PM – 12:10PM Welcome William Robinson, M.D., Medical Director
12:10PM – 12:45PM VVSG Research Presentations
12:45PM– 1:45PM Key Note Speaker
1:45PM – 2:00PM Break – opportunity to peruse vendor table.
2:00PM – 4:00PM VVSG and National VQI update and Data Review
- William Robinson, M.D., Medical Director
- SVS PSO representative
- Chris Sytsma, Regional Data Manager
4:00PM – 4:15PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment
4:15PM – 4:45PM Tour of WVU Medicine’s Heart and Vascular Institute
6:00PM – 9:00PM Bartini Prime for Dinner and Drinks
April 13, 2019:
1:00 WVU Blue & Gold game –WVU Mylan Puskar Stadium
Get started [/su_column]
Getting started is simple
You are five minutes away from the first step in participation. The below information will show you how you can get started without any large investments.
- Start with only one procedure
- Start with only one physician
- Spread out data entry tasks to reduce workflow impact
- Enjoy the benefits of participation in Regional Quality Groups
Choose your procedures
The best practices we recommend are to start collecting data for one or two procedure types, and for a limited number of physicians.
- Lower up front cost
- Provides a gradual approach to training
- Allows you to refine your workflow at an easier pace
- Your colleagues and staff will be much better prepared after getting used to the data entry process with a lower procedure volume.
Once your workflow is refined and everyone is familiar with the system, you can add your other procedure types and physicians as desired.
Attend a webinar
You can learn a lot about participation in the VQI from this website, but attending a webinar is highly recommended.
- See a live demo of the VQI cloud-based registry
- Ask questions at any time specific to your organization
- Learn about the final steps involved in participation
- Get resources to help you present the VQI in your organization
Webinars are held regularly. You can also request a private demonstration webinar, which can be great resource to bring to a meeting, or for a one-on-one session.
Identify your workflow
A best practice for creating a workflow for entering procedure data into the VQI is to spread the tasks out among the various points of patient care.
- Requires the least amount of time
- Provides the greatest accuracy
We can recommend other workflows which may fit well into your organization’s existing processes. You can also save up to an additional 40% of total data entry time by utilizing the M2S Simple Data Integration service, which pre-populates patient data from your existing systems.
Attending one of our webinars is a great way to learn more about all of these workflow options, and more.