AQI Preferred Vendor Program
At Periop, we understand the need for ongoing analysis of case-specific data and fully support the mission of The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). We have worked with NACOR and have met the requirements to participate in the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) Preferred Vendor program.
We have developed a data extract to facilitate the timely and efficient transmission of data to AQI and we encourage our clients as well as all anesthesia providers to participate in this important quality initiative.
Quality Management (QM) is an important function of any anesthesia practice. Individual clinicians have a professional obligation to think about the patient care they provide and attempt to improve it.
Through this need for improvement the Anesthesia Quality Institute was created in 2009 as an affiliated organization of the ASA for the purpose of 1) organizing the quality management, patient safety, and comparative effectiveness efforts of the society, and 2) creating a national registry of anesthesia cases and outcomes. AQI is dedicated to continuously improving the quality care in anesthesia. Through these efforts a number of programs have been developed to promote the needed change in the quality of care for patients in anesthesia. As the only anesthesia registry in the country, AQI’s vision is to become the primary source of information for quality improvement in the clinical practice of anesthesiology. Through education and quality data feedback, AQI will help to improve the quality care of patients, lower anesthesia mortality, and lower anesthesia incidents.
AQI’s mission is to develop and maintain an ongoing registry (NACOR) of case data that will become the primary resource for anesthesiologists looking to assess and improve patient care.