West Lebanon, NH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011
M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, announced that the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) experienced exponential growth in 2010, tripling the number of participating centers in the United States and Canada. VQI, established jointly by the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) and M2S in 2010, is a collaboration of regional vascular quality improvement groups collecting and analyzing data to lead to the improvement of patient care.
The growth in participating centers has led to the expansion of regional vascular quality improvement study groups around the country, a key component of the Initiative. Modeled after the highly successful Vascular Study Group of New England’s (VSGNE) quality improvement registry, regional groups have formed or expanded in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas, the South, and Southern California, with additional groups forming in Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. The regional group quality improvement methodology of VQI promotes the sharing of data collected to initiate quality improvement projects through outcome analysis.
Utilizing M2S’s Clinical Data Pathways web-based platform for data collection and report generation, VQI participating centers collect peri-operative data on patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy, carotid artery stenting, open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, infra-inguinal and supra-inguinal bypass, and peripheral vascular interventions. Clinical Data Pathways contains over 20,000 procedures and is adding 200 more procedures each week. The company anticipates another increase in the number of procedures entered into their system with the release of two new procedure forms – Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair and Dialysis Access and Amputation, expected in early 2011.
About M2S, Inc.
M2S provides medical image and data management services designed to improve patient outcomes for clinical data registries, advanced image analysis and aortic disease device clinical trials. The company developed Clinical Data Pathways quality improvement registry in 2009. Clinical Data Pathways is a secure, web-based platform that allows participants to understand and improve patient outcomes by allowing for efficient data collection, aggregation and analysis of vascular procedure data. Pathways also provides real-time, benchmarked reports of major outcomes and processes of care. For more information on Clinical Data Pathways and the Vascular Quality Initiative, visit http://www.m2s.com/vascular-quality-initiative.