This quality improvement/assessment program is designed to assist in optimizing surgeon performance and improving patient outcomes in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) surgery. Through participation in the AIS Quality Improvement Registry, surgeon participants will receive real-time reporting thru ‘dashboard reports’. Reporting contains comparative practice data that supports the identification of best practices and shared learning. In addition, participation in this program will allow educational opportunities through program supported surgeon education events.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Quality Improvement Registry
This quality improvement (QI) registry was designed to assess patient and surgeon variables and practice patterns associated with the surgical treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Patient-level data is submitted by participating surgeons on a quarterly basis to the Setting Scoliosis Straight central infrastructure. The primary aims of this AIS QI registry are to promote health care quality improvement by allowing clinicians to identify ways to improve treatment processes and patient outcomes by tracking their surgical cases. The secondary aim of the AIS QI registry is to serve as a source of data for outcomes and comparative effectiveness quality improvement programs.
IPOS 2018, Orlando, FL – Exhibit
Drop by our booth to learn more about the Surgeon Performance Program and the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation!
Cutting Edge 2019, Miami, FL – Instructional Course Lecture (non-CME workshop)
This one hour workshop will provide information on:
- The utility of an AIS Quality Improvement registry program and
- The value of frequent dashboard reporting and large, prospective registry comparative data.
ABOS Maintenance of Certification through SPP
The Surgeon Performance Program AIS QI Registry has been approved by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) committee as an alternate choice for earning self-assessment examination (SAE) credits for the Board’s MOC process.
This approval allows a diplomat to receive 10 SAE credits for each year of registry participation that may be counted as an alternative to 10 scored and recorded SAE credits in satisfying the ABOS MOC requirements. Click here to go to the ABOS website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for participation?
Surgeons must have a minimum of 10 consecutive AIS cases per year.
How many variables are collected?
The program collects a minimal dataset of ~12 pre/periop, ~18 op, and ~8 po variables.
What time points will be collected?
Pre-Operative, Peri-Operative, Operative, Early Post-Op Visit within 90 Days, Complications within 90 Days
What is the IRB process for the program?
This program should be submitted for a waiver or exemption to your local IRB. Setting Scoliosis Straight has obtained an independent IRB non-research, quality improvement exemption to facilitate this process.
Are there any legal requirements for participation?
Yes, a fully executed registry participation and/or data agreements are required.
Will other modules besides AIS be available?
Yes, a Neuromuscular module and Spondylolisthesis module is currently in the works.
Will data submitted for the QI Registry be used for research?
No, data submitted will never be used for research purposes; this registry is strictly for quality improvement.