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To become a member of MPOG an institution must use an anesthesiology information system (AIMS).  Following are the regulatory and technical steps to become a member of MPOG.

Steps 1 – 5: Regulatory / Legal Documentation
Steps 6 – 8: Technical Implementation

  • Step 1: Organize institutional support, identify key personnel and apply for membership

Must occur prior to starting Step 7

  • Step 2: Obtain a Business Associate Agreement (BAA)

Must occur prior to starting Step 7

  • Step 3: Complete Data Use Agreement (DUA)

Can occur concurrently with Steps 1 & 2, but prior to Step 8

  • Step 4: Submit IRB Application to local IRB

Can occur concurrently with Steps 1 – 3, but prior to Step 9

  • Step 5: Review, sign and submit MPOG Bylaws

Can occur concurrently with Steps 1 – 4, but prior to Step 9

  • Step 6: Obtain server for local MPOG data

Can occur concurrently with Steps 1 – 5

  • Step 7: Develop / configure MPOG data interface

Dependent on Steps 1, 2 and 6

  • Step 8: Submit limited dataset to Central MPOG Database

Dependent on Steps 1 – 7