MPOG and AQI
MPOG and the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) have a long track record of collaboration. Since 2010, we have been working together to ensure anesthesiologists aggregating electronic health record (EHR) and billing data for research and quality purposes do not have to choose one organization versus another. While the primary mission of MPOG is research, the primary mission of AQI is quality improvement. These missions often overlap and do evolve into some overlap.
More importantly, these missions often require similar underlying data. MPOG and AQI have established similar data structures to enable a single interface to fulfill multiple purposes.
Any site contributing data to MPOG can automatically forward that data to the AQI without developing a new interface or technical effort. To ensure that you control your data, you actually send your data from your local database to the AQI NACOR and the centralized MPOG dataset is not involved. Although separate Data Use Agreements are necessary, we have ensured that contributing your local MPOG data to AQI is literally one click away.