M2S announces the addition of hemodialysis access to its Clinical Data Pathways registry

West Lebanon, NH Jul 26, 2011 — M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, announces the release of version 1.11 of its Clinical Data Pathways web-based registry. Clinical Data Pathways, utilized by the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) is a secure, web-based data collection and analysis system that provides real-time benchmarked reports and facilitates local, regional, national, and international data collaboration.
With version 1.11, hemodialysis access procedure and follow-up forms have been added to the Pathways quality improvement database, enabling the Vascular Quality Initiative to now collect perioperative and one-year follow-up data on nine vascular procedures – carotid endarterectomy, carotid artery stent, open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, infra-inguinal and supra-inguinal bypass, peripheral vascular intervention, thoracic and complex endovascular aortic repair, and hemodialysis access. VQI currently includes 90 participating centers spread across the United States and Canada. In total, the Initiative has collected data on more than 27,500 procedures. These institutions also participate in regional quality groups through the Society for Vascular® Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO), for the sharing and analysis of data through anonymous, benchmarked reports to initiate quality improvement projects in an effort to improve patient care and the quality of vascular health care.
With the latest release of Clinical Data Pathways, M2S has also expanded the Carotid Artery Stent (CAS) procedure form to include the collection of isolated and proximal common carotid stents, giving participating centers the ability to collect data on all CAS procedures in order to meet the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Carotid Artery Stent Facility Recertification.
Future updates to Pathways include the addition of an amputation procedure module and integration of M2S’s 3D imaging measurement data into VQI to provide customers with a comprehensive patient management system.