Since 2001, it has captured and audited over a million cases at hundreds of hospitals, making it the most validated, secure, and reliable platform for surgical quality improvement.
National and regional collaboratives, hospitals, providers, health plans and academic medical centers have used QCMetrix in collaborative quality initiatives to improve outcomes, reduce costs and improve patients’ lives. Choose from the following to learn more:
QCMetrix offers the flexibility and rigor to move quickly to:
The platform consists of:
QCMitt enables the automated submission of electronic data, already available in providers’ and hospitals’ clinical databases, into the secure QCMetrix outcomes database. This way, nurses can spend their time analyzing and improving quality hands-on, rather than entering data.
QCMitt increases the productivity of the nurse reviewer. It streamlines the data collection process while improving the reliability of the data being captured. The nurse can then use their clinical judgment in assuring the data’s integrity.
QCMitt is being extended to receive data in more formats, and to include features for multi-hospital systems, so that installing it is simplified. Once installed, it is a fully automated tool.
To see how QCMitt reduced nurse reviewers’ workload by 30%, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital click here.
QCMetrix can work with you to implement the next generation of automated data feeds, from your health information systems to the QCMetrix database, using HL7.
QCWorkstation, the “Nurse’s Workstation” is a productivity and work management tool that facilitates the entry of data in the outcomes database.
The new browser-based QCWorkstation is built from 12 years’ experience supporting national and regional, multi-site collection of over 1 million surgical cases at hundreds of hospitals.
Unlike other platforms, all data entered into the QCMetrix outcomes database is hosted in a highly-secure, high-availability private cloud specific to QCMetrix. All data elements transmitted and stored are encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption, fully compliant with HIPAA and HITECH regulations.
The QCMetrix platform provides you with dynamically updated reports, charts, and dashboards, customized to your specific needs. The reports and analyses can be performed on the raw data collected, and can be performed on a risk-adjusted basis. With one click, you can generate PowerPoint presentation slides or import the reports into Excel or PDF.
QCMetrix works with leading bio-statisticians and health services researchers in major health centers across the U.S.
Measuring and improving quality of care/outcomes are clinically, technically, and organizationally complex. That is the QCMetrix difference: the knowledge, tools and track record. We offer a suite of services that include:
QCMetrix will advise you in defining your plan for clinical data collection, analysis, and process improvement.
QCMetrix offers you the most advanced, high-performance, secure, flexible, HIPAA/HITECH-compliant data collection platform, with outstanding customer support. QCMitt™ automates electronic data submission, freeing up your resources to focus on hands-on quality improvement, rather than data collection. MyData enables you to access, manage, and analyze your data and to manage your workflow. Automated validation of your data assures the quality of the data, critical for the integrity of your analysis and performance improvement.
Utilize standard and custom reports, raw and risk-adjusted, updated continuously to benchmark your performance against other hospitals. These reports help you focus in on areas of highest potential for quality improvement.
QCMetrix can perform for you the daily operational management of your clinical data collection and analysis, training, data auditing, and technical and clinical support. Our practices have been built from 12 years of experience serving hundreds of hospitals, enabling pre-eminent national and regional surgical quality improvement initiatives.
The quality improvement programs enabled by QCMetrix have saved hundreds of millions of dollars in avoided surgical complications and have saved and improved tens of thousands of lives.
To learn more about QCMetrix in action, review some of our real world results.
QCMetrix enables surgeons and surgical practices to satisfy looming health plan requirements for performance while driving quality throughout everything they do. Providers are able to show outcome improvements and improve reimbursement in line with coming mandates. It is increasingly necessary to collect outcomes data for credentialing, recertification, and for documenting quality of care delivered to Health Plans and CMS.
Get a head start on your data analysis and quality improvement efforts by using QCMetrix tools to automatically submit your already available electronic data into our analytical platform. Our platform has proven to be the easiest and least costly to implement with a user-friendly interface for nurses and others to enter data. Our user support enables your team to collect reliable data, essential for driving effective clinical improvement decisions. Also, academic medical centers use this platform for education, research, and innovation.
QCMetrix is unmatched in our ability to support collaboratives that drive surgical quality improvements across hundreds of hospitals. We can support you in building a business case and an outreach program to collaborate with your peers. Using QCMetrix proven, yet flexible models, you can establish yourself as a thought leader in your area and field of expertise while helping to drive measurable improvements in the care of your patients.
QCMetrix’s collaborative platform has enabled systemic surgical outcomes improvement: reducing complications and costs, and saving patients’ lives. In addition to the management of chronic conditions, health care plans will focus on the next generation of health care cost efficiencies and outcomes management which include systemic surgical outcomes improvement. QCMetrix provides the roadmap, tools and expertise to lower payer costs while improving patient outcomes, simultaneously.
In 2001, we were engaged by the leaders of the Veterans Administration’s National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VA NSQIP) to help bring the NSQIP to non-VA and private sector hospitals.
After a three-year, $5.6M AHRQ-funded study to validate the program and the QCMetrix platform for the private sector, American College of Surgeons NSQIP (ACS NSQIP) was born. QCMetrix enabled the growth and development of the ACS NSQIP from 2001-2010.
Today, QCMetrix is enabling the growth and development of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative. The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) saved the state of Michigan $85.9 million over 2 years .
Since our earliest days, we have enabled thought leaders to realize their visions. And to help them make the business case for their ideas. We are working with the next generation of innovators in areas such as pre-habilitation, real-time prediction of a patient’s surgical risks of complication, and managing patient’s quality of life after surgery.
QCMetrix is the direct recipient of over $3M in NIH research grants for developing analytic tools for predicting:
QCMetrix PSO, is a component entity of QCMetrix and received its initial approval from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on April 16, 2015.
QCMetrix PSO offers healthcare providers a full range of solutions for improving surgical outcomes and increasing patient safety, including:
Our highly specialized expertise related to the capture, analysis and management of clinical data has enabled hospitals to establish new procedures, new workflows and new expectations for safety and quality improvement.