April 28, 2015 – West Lebanon, N.H. and Sarasota, Fla.: M2S, Inc., a leader and innovator in technology for quality improvement in healthcare and SonoSoft, a leader in business continuity software and services, have committed to reduce registry data entry time for the new Vascular Quality Initiative(VQI) Varicose Vein Registry. SonoSoft will provide electronic medical records (EMR) integration for the M2S PATHWAYS™ platform, allowing collection of more comprehensive data for improved patient care.
This licensing agreement will allow vein centers, hospitals and outpatient facilities who are participating in the VVR to significantly improve their data entry workflow and efficiency. SonoSoft’s EMR software will automate the data capture of over 150 data fields on the web-based PATHWAYS form for the registry, including patient demographics and history, procedure details and follow-up.
Jeff Lord, Chief Technology Officer at M2S, says “Effective EMR integration is essential for the clinical registries on the PATHWAYS platform in order to streamline the data entry process for our clients. Our work with SonoSoft on the integration for the Varicose Vein Registry will both strengthen the PATHWAYS platform and help our clients to capture the quality data they need to track outcomes.”
SonoSoft provides an automated process for uploading the data required for the M2S PATHWAYS platform and the Varicose Vein Registry. By linking the M2S PATHWAYS clinical registry functionality with SonoSoft’s EMR functionality, staff and physicians can improve both the quality of care and efficiency. Vein specialist electronic medical records can be shared with other physicians and can conform to standards for medical billing with insurance companies as well.
Dr. John Stahl, President of Empower Technologies, adds,”We have developed a nice interface with the M2S PATHWAYS platform, so that the information in our EMR will populate the 150+ data fields for the registry in a single click and can be uploaded to the website. We feel that this improves workflow as well as the desire to continue to participate in the registry without compromising data accuracy. It’s a win/win for everyone.”
About the Vascular Quality Initiative®
The Vascular Quality Initiative collects and analyzes data to improve the quality of vascular care. Currently, VQI has more than 330 facilities and 2,500 physicians participating, and 200,000+ vascular procedures reported. Its 12 clinical registries are Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Open AAA Repair, Endovascular AAA Repair, TEVAR and Complex EVAR, Infra-Inguinal Bypass, Supra-Inguinal Bypass, Lower Extremity Amputation, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Hemodialysis Access, Inferior Vena Cava Filter and Varicose Vein. VQI is a collaboration between regional groups that use a Patient Safety Organization and the M2S PATHWAYS cloud-based system