Session ID: 
182

Improving Quality of Care in Anesthesiology

6:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Delfino 4004

Description

Join us as we examine the evolution of the American Society of Anesthesiologists National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). The initial NACOR concept, first discussed in 2008 when it collected quality data from a handful of anesthesia groups, is now a robust QCDR that currently supports PQRS reporting for over 400 anesthesiology groups. We will discuss the key organizational and technological challenges encountered, and how these challenges were addressed to ensure that NACOR is accessible to anesthesiology groups of all sizes, including small groups with limited IT support and groups that practice in multiple hospitals with multiple EMR vendors. Addressing these challenges has required taking innovative approaches to health data integration and a relentless focus on attaining scalability in business and technical operations. Today, NACOR provides a robust clinical data set that is being used to improve outcomes in anesthesiology.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the challenges caused by the growth of the NACOR registry
  • Analyze the changes made to the organizational structure and underlying technology to support continued growth of the NACOR registry
  • Illustrate how the changes made to NACOR have improved registry operations and clinical outcomes

Speaker(s): 

Chief Executive Officer,
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Healthcare Expert,
PA Consulting Group
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

C-Suite
Project Manager
Senior IT Executive

Level: 

Intermediate

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