US-based Vanderbilt University Medical Centre (VUMC) has deployed ArborMetrix’s SurgicalMetrix solution, in a bid to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.

Developed for acute and specialty care, SurgicalMetrix offers information that can benefit physician executives, practice managers, surgeons and specialists.

It is said to measure all dimensions of performance, identifies top performers and highlights opportunities for improvement by measuring quality, efficiency, productivity and financial metrics.

Vanderbilt University surgeon-in-chief Daniel Beauchamp said: "As the healthcare industry continues its march to a value-based care model focused on patient outcomes, it is crucial that we are able to understand and reduce the variation in the quality and cost of care delivery."

"Developed for acute and specialty care, SurgicalMetrix offers information that can benefit physician executives, practice managers, surgeons and specialists."

SurgicalMetrix will integrate data from Vanderbilt’s cost accounting system, hospital and professional billing systems, as well as surgical management system to provide clinical, financial and operational performance information to the Medical Centre.

The solution will also incorporate data from clinical outcomes registries, the National Surgical Quality Improvement Programme and the American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative.

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ArborMetrix CEO Brett Furst said: "As one of the most highly regarded academic medical centres in the United States, Vanderbilt is building on the foundation set by organisations such as the University of Michigan and the American Hernia Society in using performance measurement analytics to help improve the safety and quality of care for patients."

ArborMetrix noted that 50 surgeons will take part in the first phase of the programme, coming from three surgical divisions at the Medical Centre, including general surgery, surgical oncology and endocrine, as well as trauma and surgical critical care.

VUMC is a collection of several hospitals and clinics, as well as the schools of medicine and nursing associated with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, US.