DHA issues RFQ for Ambulatory Surgery Quality Improvement Program

The Military Health Systems (MHS) will benefit from participating in an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Benchmarking Program for many reasons; most importantly the program will contribute to the reduction of surgical morbidity and to enhance clinical quality and safety activities at Department of Defense (DoD) ASCs.  An ASC Benchmarking Program enhances the ability of the DoD to validate and/or improve the quality of surgical care provided by participating military treatment facilities while maintaining compliance with related DoD quality assurance and patient privacy directives.  The Objectives to be met to satisfy the requirements of this program are: To provide reliable, valid and accessible quality data on ambulatory surgical care to surgical specialists and MHS leadership thus allowing for consistent monitoring of care to validate or improve surgical outcomes.

The contractor shall accomplish these key services:

1.5.1 Training of clinical data abstractors (CDA) on variables for preoperative risk factors, intraoperative events, and 48-hour post-operative mortality and morbidity for patients who undergo ambulatory surgical procedures in the outpatient setting.

1.5.2 Dashboards that allow for continual viewing of quality and safety data allowing MTFs to rapidly implement process improvement initiatives for identified quality and safety outliers.

1.5.3 Dashboards that allow for continual viewing of aggregated MTF data allowing for comparison between participating DoD MTFs.   DHA and DHA designated Components would also have access to this data.

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