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ASA Newsletter introduces the AQI, it's vision and goals
October 2009 Issue: Article "Introducing the Anesthesia Quality Institute: What's In It for You?"
Frequently Asked Questions
About AQI and NACOR (PDF)
ASA Newsletter Features AQI
May 2010 Issue "Performance and Outcomes Measurement"
The Value of Registry Participation (PDF)
AQI Media Summary Report (PDF)
ASA Newsletter Update on AQI (PDF)
December 2011 Issue: Article "So What Have We Learned? An Update from the AQI"
Anesthesia in the United States 2013
Abstracted descriptive statistical information about the profession of anesthesiology from various sources. Selected aggregate data from the AQI National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR). Example topics areas are: workforce, training and education, anesthesia demographics, medical malpractice, anesthesia societies, drug shortages and much more. The publication includes bullet points, and figures and tables for illustrative purposes. AQI participating practices are entitled to a complimentary copy available through the AQI Members Only login.
AQI Reporting, April 22, 2013
On April 22, 2013, AQI hosted a webinar on how to navigate through our reports. The above link is a PDF document which visually shows an example of how to access each report.
Technical Documents and Resources
Guide for Submitting Data to the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) (PDF)
The guide briefly describes the various types of data collected by NACOR; file format and specifications; and the data upload and transmission process.
AQI XML Schema Documentation (PDF)
This document identifies data the AQI collects, illustrates the manner in which data is joined to AQI's XML schema, and facilitates the proper use of the schema.
XML Validation Tool
Resource for the XML developer. Validates XML file against the AQI schema. Also provides sample files including: wrong xml file, schema errors, correct billing file, and correct AIMS file.
The AQI's Anesthesia Record XML (XSD) schema draft - Online Browser
AQI Data Dictionary (XLS)
AQI Functional Design Document (PDF)
ASA's Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement (CPOM) Registry Data Set (PDF)
Document that forms the basis for recognized outcomes of interest included on the Anesthesia Quality Indicators Capture Sheet and their corresponding definitions.
ASA Committee on Information Management White Paper
This white paper is an introduction to rules of the road for AIMSs and can become the foundation for data-based decision-making that drives quality improvement, better outcomes, greater efficiency, science-based practice guidelines, public policy, and cost containment. The following are all links to PDF documents.
Table of Contents
Benefits of AIMS
Ehrenfeld JM, Rehman MA. Anesthesia information management systems: a review of functionality and installation considerations. J Clin Monit Comput. 2011;25(1):71-79. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3387486/?tool=pubmed
Performance Measurement at a "Tipping Point"
Glance LG, Neuman M, Martinez EA, Pauker KY, Dutton RP. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2011;112(4):958-966.
ACCF/AHA 2010 Position Statement on Composite Measures for Healthcare Performance Assessment
Turning Data into Dollars: How to use Quality Management Information to Create Value for your Practice
Anesthesia Information Management Systems for the Office Practitioner
Ruskin KJ. Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery. 2012.
A Public-Private Strategy to Advance the Use of Clinical Registries
Jain SH et al. Anesthesiology. 2012;117(2):227-229.
Can We Finally Conquer the Problem of Medical Quality? The Systems-based Opportunities of Data Registries and Medical Teamwork
Mackey, DC. Anesthesiology. 2012;117(2):225-226.