AQI News

ASA Announces New Anesthesia Quality Institute Executive

DeLaine Schmitz comes to AQI from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons where she was most recently the Director of Quality. Learn more.

Announcement of Chief Quality Officer Resignation

ASA Chief Quality Officer Richard Dutton, M.D., will be leaving the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), effective August 28, 2015 after six years. Dr. Dutton is leaving to join the U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP) as their inaugural Chief Quality Officer. Learn more.

Did you know that NACOR is much more than just a QCDR?

Learn the benefits of being a NACOR participant and begin taking full advantage of your NACOR participation today! Note: Signing up for NACOR does not mean you are signed up to participate in the QCDR. Learn more about participating in the QCDR.

AQI Wins 2015 Power of A Award!

The American Society of Association Executives announced the winners of its 2015 Power of A Awards. Learn more about the Power of A Award. Check out more about the initiatives AQI is making to improve quality and our award designation.

ASA Practice Survey

The American Society of Anesthesiologists reached out to the AQI to collaborate in developing a practice survey. Read more.

Physician Quality Reporting in 2015

View the recorded webinar here.

Anesthesia-Related Complications Decreased by Half 2010-2013

A study on cases from the National Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR).

ASA Practice Survey

The American Society of Anesthesiologists reached out to the AQI to collaborate in developing a practice survey. Read more.

AQI Partners With Cerner

AQI is excited to announce our new partnership with Cerner. Cerner is the first EMR to directly provide clinical data such as clinical timings and medications to AQI. This is a great step in the direction of improvement for patient care, as this will now allow Cerner’s clients to benchmark their performance against their peers at the national, regional, and facility level. The creation of a Cerner reporting routine for AQI participants demonstrates their commitment to advancing quality improvement in anesthesiology.

AQI Becomes an Approved QCDR

The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR), developed and maintained by the AQI, has been designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)and a Qualified Registry (QR).