Join MPOG

Does your organization or hospital currently use an electronic health record to document anesthesia care? It takes a bit of effort and money to join MPOG, but in return you will be able to participate in impactful research projects and innovative quality improvement programs. 

Research

The goal of MPOG research is to accelerate outcomes research, investigate perioperative adverse events and publish in high impact journals to advance knowledge and improve patient care.

Quality

Our goal is to improve the care of patients undergoing anesthesia by reducing unexplained variation in practice and collaborating with anesthesia providers to define best practices.

Education

MPOG holds several meetings per year that allow us to share new ideas, learn from our colleagues, and work with industry leaders to create a rich learning environment.

Collaboration

By combining data with a culture of collaboration, MPOG creates an environment of performance improvement and research using priorities driven by its members.

Data

More than 13.6 million anesthetic cases integrated across 53 hospitals represent the most comprehensive and detailed global perioperative anesthesiology registry.

Infrastructure

MPOG uses electronic health record and administrative data to analyze the interplay between patient co-morbidities, surgical procedure, perioperative care, interventions, and postoperative outcomes.

MPOG Tiers of Service

Tier 1: MPOG Analytics

Tier 2: MPOG Analytics + Departmental Quality Improvement (QI)

Tier 3: MPOG Analytics + Departmental QI  + Provider Feedback

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Funding Requirements Non-Michigan Hospitals

Hospitals outside the state of Michigan will be responsible for costs to implement MPOG as well as yearly fees to defray staff costs at the Coordinating Center.

Recruitment and Funding (Michigan Hospitals)

Hospitals from Michigan are eligible to receive funding from BCBSM to participate with MPOG. Sites will need to submit an application and go through recruitment.

Steps to Join

Joining MPOG takes both effort and money to join, but in the end, your hospital will be able to participate in impactful research projects and innovative quality improvement programs. ​

Minimum Data Requirements

In order to participate with MPOG, each active site must submit a minimum list of data elements. Every anesthesiology documentation system uses different data elements, we have compiled a list of the minimum data elements that must be submitted to participate.

Data Security Guidelines (Users)

At MPOG, we take data security very seriously. It is necessary that everyone accessing Protected Health Information (PHI) is aware of the consequences and takes precautions to avoid a data breach.

Database Security

The data that a site shares with MPOG is a limited dataset (includes the date-of-service). This webpage is a high level overview of MPOG security practices.

Surgical Registry Integration

Current surgery registries establishing integration with MPOG include the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database as well as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database.

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