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PfP – NCD Pacing Event: VTE: Surveillance Bias and Meaningful Use Measurement

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Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 2/22 Pacing Event: “VTE: Surveillance Bias and Meaningful Use Measurement”

This Pacing Event examined venous thromboembolism (VTE) surveillance bias, which several studies have shown occurs in the hospital setting. When clinicians look more for VTEs, they find more, affecting the hospital’s reporting of events and its quality measure performance. This session reviewed the screening guidelines and then presented the issue of VTE surveillance bias and its impact on reporting. Then, the discussion focused on “meaningful use” quality reporting criteria related to VTE.

The session featured presentations from:

  • Wesley Jordan, MS, who combined her personal experience with VTE/DVT with her perspective as a quality improvement professional to provide the patient perspective on the importance of VTE identification and prevention; and
  • Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, FACS, Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, and Service, as well as Associate Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who discussed VTE surveillance bias and public reporting, as well as his work to recommend “meaningful use” measures for VTE.

To view and download slides and recording from this Pacing Event, click here.