In the Spotlight
NVQI-QOD is Better Together
July 08, 2019  - 
The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s NeuroVascular Quality Initiative (NVQI) and the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) Quality Outcomes Database Neurovascular (QOD-NV) registry are pleased to announce that they are partnering to form one unified registry. This collaboration, now called NVQI-QOD, doubles the size of the previous registries managed by each party and provides a greater opportunity for providers collecting and analyzing perioperative and follow-up data to improve patient care. 
 
The NVQI-QOD will be governed by the SNIS Patient Safety Organization (SNIS PSO), which will take direction from a newly formed Governing Council comprised of representatives from both the NPA and SNIS. NVQI-QOD is an externally hosted, web-based registry supported on the M2S® PATHWAYS™ platform.
 
"We are very excited about the uniting of the NVQI and QOD-NV,” said SNIS President Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS. "This is an incredible opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of the registry, while providing all participants greater comparison data that hospitals and physicians can utilize to identify best practices and improve patient care.”
 
NVQI-QOD is an externally hosted, web-based registry, providing stakeholders with the most secure and robust solution to the challenges associated with registries and data sharing. NVQI-QOD is designed to easily integrate into a variety of workflows, allowing multiple users to access and enter data on a single form and spread the responsibilities of data entry to more than one individual.  
 
" This registry will serve as the registry effort for vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists and intervention neurologists. Such a multi-disciplinary registry will allow all these specialties to track patient characteristics, processes of care and clinically meaningful outcomes to make procedures safer and more effective for all of our patients,” commented the past chair of the NPA, Robert Harbaugh, MD FAANS.
 
“The joining of these two registries allows NVQI-QOD to immediately harness the sample size power of over 50 combined institutions with the most advanced quality metrics and electronic database in our field to date,” said SNIS PSO Medical Director Sameer Ansari, MD, PhD. “By collaborating to study our acute stroke thrombectomy, carotid stenting/endarterectomy, intracranial aneurysm coil embolization/clipping and AVM embolization/resection procedures, interventional neuroradiologists, endovascular/cerebrovascular neurosurgeons and interventional neurologists will create significant value for provider and patient quality improvement, research/clinical trials and monitoring procedural techniques and devices.”
 
Developed by physicians for physicians, NVQI-QOD captures 100% of procedures, including important demographic, procedure and post-op data to provide comprehensive outcome analysis and inform performance improvement. A significant advantage of the NVQI-QOD database is the inclusion of long-term outcomes to one year, or longer.
 
“We are very pleased that these two established registries are joining together to provide even greater opportunities for medical centers, providers and ultimately patients,” said Wael Elseaidy, CEO of M2S/Medstreaming. “We look forward to ensuring a smooth transition for all NVQI-QOD participants and helping the registry create meaningful change in neurovascular care.”
 
 
About The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS)
The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) is a multidisciplinary society of professionals dedicated to excellence in minimally invasive neuroendovascular care through advocacy, research, education and evidence-based guidelines.  To learn more, visit www.snisonline.org. Follow us on Twitter @SNISinfo.
 
Marie Williams Denslow, CAE
Executive Director
703.691.2272
williams@snisonline.org
 
About the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA)
The NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) was established in 2008 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) to collect, analyze and report on nationwide clinical data from neurosurgical practices using online technologies. It is designed to meet the quality care and research needs of individual neurosurgeons and neurosurgical practices, national organizations, health care plans, the biomedical industry and government agencies. To learn more, visit www.neuropoint.org.
 
Irene C. Zyung
Senior Project Manager, NeuroPoint Alliance
847.378.0549
icz@neuropoint.org
 
About M2S Inc.
M2S provides technology and services to the healthcare industry to manage clinical information, reduce costs, and improve the quality of patient care. Our extensive experience in medical imaging, data management, and outcomes analysis has positioned us as the leader in providing cost-effective, innovative healthcare performance management solutions to our customers. Through our M2S PATHWAYS clinical data performance platform, we provide comprehensive tools for clinical data management, clinical outcomes assessment, and research needs. This secure, cloud-based solution enables physicians, institutions, and researchers to collect, manage, analyze, and disseminate their clinical data to achieve optimal outcomes. For more information, visit www.m2s.com.
 
Jennifer Correa
Marketing Manager, M2S
603.392.7010
jcorrea@m2s.com