The SVS Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) Surpasses 500 Participating Centers


December 17, 2018

Chicago, IL and West Lebanon, NH – The Society for Vascular Surgery® Vascular Quality Initiative® (SVS VQI) has marked yet another milestone as it welcomed its 500th participating center to the registry. With over 500 centers, 500,000 procedures, and 3,000 participating physicians entering cases across 12 different vascular procedures, the VQI has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2011.

The VQI is governed by the SVS Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Society for Vascular Surgery, which provides oversight of data sharing arrangements, key outcome and quality measure analyses, and dissemination of information to participating providers. The VQI is comprised of vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, and other specialists who perform vascular procedures collected in the VQI Registries. Participating centers are divided into 18 regional quality groups. These groups meet biannually to discuss initiatives for improving quality of vascular care.

“We are extremely proud to have over 500 of the top medical centers participating in the VQI,” said Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, SVS PSO Medical Director. “As we celebrate our accomplishments over this past year, we remain committed to our focus on improving patient care.”

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.

The SVS PSO has partnered with M2S to provide its secure, cloud-based database, M2S PATHWAYS for data collection and analysis. The M2S PATHWAYS™ clinical data performance platform can be used to generate the real-time benchmarked reports of major outcomes and complications, as well as longitudinal tracking of center performance compared to a chosen group of centers. These reports permit participants to continuously assess themselves compared to an anonymous group of peers on key performance measures.