This month’s registry spotlight is on the Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS) Registry.
Registry Partners’ VPS team assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely and accurate data collection and submission.
Read on to learn more about the VPS Registry.
What is the Purpose of the VPS Registry?
The VPS Registry is the largest collaborative for quality improvement based on the severity of illness adjusted comparisons of detailed patient records in pediatric critical care. Through high-quality data management and comparative reports, it supports clinical research and protocols, ultimately improving critical care quality and outcomes for all children and their families. Currently, this robust database is comprised of data from over 135 pediatric critical care hospital units and over 1 million patient admission records.
What are the Benefits of Participating in the VPS Registry?
According to the VPS website, the VPS Registry has many benefits for hospital participants, some of which include:
- Valid, comprehensive clinical data
- Severity adjustment for all cases
- Means for internal and peer benchmarking
- Tool for multi-institutional studies and research
- Data capture for national reporting required by the National Quality Forum and other national quality initiative standards
What tools are used in the Data Collection process for the VPS Registry?
Data collection is completed by referring to a data specifications handbook which is only accessible by participating hospitals along with the facility’s electronic medical record (EMR) and guide to ensure reliability among the data collection team.