The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) recently announced that more than 2 million colonoscopy cases have been submitted to its national registry of endoscopic procedures. GIQuIC is a joint initiative by American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
“AMSURG has more than 70 centers, and comprises approximately 500,000 records in GIQuIC,” said Kathy Wilson, vice president of clinical quality services.
According to the organization’s website, GIQuIC is working to:
- Establish a national GI endoscopy data repository for storage and maintenance of Endoscopy Quality Measures for GI Endoscopists who want to document and improve their endoscopy performance
- Provide Benchmarking reports to participating physicians and facilities to support their quality improvement initiatives
- Identify gaps in care and develop Endoscopy Quality Indicators to address gaps
- Collect data that can be used by researchers conducting clinical outcomes studies and quality initiatives