The SVS Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) Surpasses 500,000 Procedures

The Society for Vascular Surgery® Vascular Quality Initiative® (SVS VQI) has marked another milestone as it recently surpassed 500,000 procedures. With nearly 500 medical centers, and 3,000 participating physicians entering cases across 12 different vascular procedures, the VQI continues to experience tremendous growth across the United States and Canada.

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.

“The VQI’s rich repository of data has had a tremendous impact on vascular patient care,” said Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, SVS PSO Medical Director. “With over a half million procedures to date, the VQI has enabled countless opportunities for quality improvement, research projects and collaboration with industry.”

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.