SVS PSO® celebrates a new milestone as the VQI® Surpasses 400 Participating Centers

February 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL   – The Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO) has surpassed another milestone with over 400 participating centers, partnering with M2S to improve the quality of vascular healthcare.  Participating physicians have captured nearly 350,000 cases across 12 different vascular procedures working with over 3,000 physicians. Since its inception in 2011, the VQI has spread across 46 states and expanded further into Canada.

Through regional and national benchmarking, the SVS PSO uses data for quality improvement (QI), collected through the M2S PATHWAYS clinical platform, to assist physicians and data managers to better understand clinical outcomes and follow up at a unique level of detail. The regional and national benchmarking is incorporated into broader QI programs, such as long term follow up, and QI events and webinars, based case studies and best practice.

“We are extremely excited about the growth of the VQI over the past six years,” said Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, SVS PSO Medical Director. “The dedication to the VQI by the vascular community confirms our commitment to providing the best quality care to our patients.”

The VQI is comprised of 17 regional quality groups, which are fundamental for driving quality initiatives such as reduction in length of stay, re-admissions, and complications. In addition to improving quality within hospitals and outpatient facilities, the VQI supports vascular quality research and works with device companies to support post-market device surveillance projects.

James Wadzinski, SVS PSO General Manager, adds, “The growth in VQI participation has given us the scope to develop new resources, tools and events which will help guide VQI members in development of their own QI programs.”

MEDIA CONTACTS

Society for Vascular Surgery

Kay Severinsen

kseverinsen@vascularsociety.org

 

ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 4,500 specialty trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. Visit its website at www.vascularweb.org.

ABOUT THE VASCULAR QUALITY INITIATIVE

The Vascular Quality Initiative, a joint venture of M2S Inc. and the Society for Vascular Surgery, collects and analyzes data to improve the quality of vascular care. Currently, VQI has nearly 400 facilities and 2,900 physicians participating, and 330,000+ vascular procedures reported. Its 12 clinical registries are Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Artery Stenting (including TCAR), Open AAA Repair, Endovascular AAA Repair, TEVAR and Complex EVAR, Infra-Inguinal Bypass, Supra-Inguinal Bypass, Lower Extremity Amputation, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Hemodialysis Access, Inferior Vena Cava Filter and Varicose Vein. VQI is collaboration between regional groups that use a Patient Safety Organization and the M2S PATHWAYS cloud-based system. www.vascularqualityinitiative.org

ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY PATIENT SAFETY ORGANIZATION

The Society for the Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO) strives to improve patient safety and the quality of vascular health care delivery by providing web-based collection, aggregation, and analysis of clinical data submitted in registry format for patients undergoing specific vascular treatments through the use of the M2S PATHWAYS cloud-based data platform. The SVS PSO provides outcome analysis intended to be an integral component of each participating health care provider’s quality improvement efforts, including the implementation of recommendations, protocols, and best practices by the SVS PSO. (www.svsvqi.org)