Regional Initiatives

ARMUS supports several Regional Initiatives, where hospitals collaborate by sharing clinical and financial registry data in order to improve quality and efficiency. ARMUS is dedicated to continually leading these efforts by providing state-of-the-art technologies and services:

VCSQI – Virginia Cardiovascular Surgery Quality Initiative

VCSQI is recognized as a leader in “Pay for Performance” quality programs across the country. Participating VCSQI members’ clinical data and financial data are integrated into a single reporting database, allowing members to track costs and resource utilization associated with outcomes. VCSQI utilized ARMUS technologies to demonstrate their findings in support of healthcare legislation by the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.

FHCQ – Foundation for Health Care Quality

ARMUS is the service provider for the Foundation for Healthcare Quality, a statewide organization in Seattle, WA, for the following clinical specialty registries:

  • COAP – Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program is a Washington State initiative designed to produce cardiovascular clinical information needed to improve quality of care and meet the growing demand for accountability in the health care industry. COAP’s scheduled reporting mechanism provides hospitals with clinical feedback on a quarterly basis. COAP’s Public Reporting site is unique and provides more detailed and timely accurate outcomes measures than any other publicly available reports in the United States.
  • OB COAP – The Obstetrics Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program is designed to facilitate physician leaders and hospitals working together in a voluntary and collaborative way to review clinical outcomes data and seek improvements in labor and delivery care.
  • SCOAP – The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program registry is a collection of clinical data for the purpose of assessing clinical performance, quality of care, and identifying opportunities for quality improvement.  Currently, there are more than 60 hospitals participating in the general surgery, vascular  surgery, and spine surgery programs.

MSTCVS – Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative

ARMUS is the data warehouse and reporting services provider for the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative, a multidisciplinary group of medical professionals dedicated to improving patient care. The MSTCVS collaborative implements quality improvement initiatives based on regional and national data, and establishes evidence-based best practices and guidelines.

TQI – Texas Quality Institute

The TQI project combines cardiovascular surgeons and North Texas hospitals to share information about cardiovascular surgery in the region. The mission of TQI is to improve the quality and safety of care for cardiovascular surgery patients.