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The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) is unique from other registries.  NACOR collects data passively from existing electronic systems.  This model encourages cooperation between the anesthesia group practice, the hospital, the software vendors and AQI.  The collaborative effort and experience of the various stakeholders contributes to the value of NACOR for the anesthesiology specialty.

AQI is now a designated PSO Vendor.

How to Become a Preferred Vendor:

Vendors of anesthesia information technology facilitate NACOR reporting through their work with individual practices.  Vendors that provide AQI formatted data for contribution to NACOR are eligible for AQI’s Preferred Vendor designation.  Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Vendor has developed an AQI interface according to the format specified by AQI.  Refer to the Guidelines for Submitting Data to NACOR.  Questions about format should be directed to Jill Mlodoch
     
  • Vendor has demonstrated successful data file submission on a monthly basis to NACOR either directly or through the AQI participant.

An AQI Preferred Vendor is entitled to the following benefits above and beyond contributing to the vital effort to secure anesthesiology’s future:

  1. Placement of the vendor logo on the Preferred Vendor page of the AQI website along with a brief description.  Join this LIST OF VENDORS and support anesthesia quality improvement by developing an AQI interface for clients.
     
  2. Use of the AQI Preferred Vendor logo in their marketing and advertising.  Completion of the AQI Preferred Vendor License Agreement is required prior to using the logo.
     
  3. AQI Preferred Vendor listing available to ASA members at the AQI booth during ASA’s Annual Anesthesiology Meeting.

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)

AQI Preferred Vendor License Agreement (PDF)- Only for vendors providing data in an approved AQI format.