NACOR Benchmarking

AQI is home to NACOR Benchmarking, which is intended for all anesthesia providers in all practice settings. Ideal for national benchmarks and quality improvement initiatives, the registry provides:

  • All features of NACOR Basic, plus national performance indicators 
  • Custom continuous performance monitors
  • Ability to measure performance beyond local facility
  • Performance gap analysis and patient outlier identification
  • National comparative analytic reports
  • Peer-to-peer benchmarks

Participants have continuous online access to NACOR reports, which they can use to identify gaps in specific quality measures and focus efforts to close those gaps. Performance tracking reports capture trends over time and help measure improvements in quality care. NACOR also provides access to national benchmarking reports.

Identify Outliers
NACOR participants also can improve care by reviewing performance results across their patient population, which helps address clinical gaps in a timely manner. Consider interventions that can lead to sustainable practice improvement for your aggregate performance, which can help reduce outliers in the future.

NACOR identifies possible interventions based on clinical quality gaps found through calculating selected data. Data can be used to review performance and quickly determine the impact of an improvement intervention. Results are presented graphically to identify trends in performance.

Participants range from pen-and-paper anesthesiology practices to the most technologically advanced academic centers. An AIMS system or electronic health record (EHR) is not required to participate.

Participation requires close collaboration between the anesthesia practice, its providers and healthcare technology vendors. Roles are defined as follows:

Key roles for individual anesthesia practices, hospitals and providers

  • Provide data to NACOR
  • Use reports to improve patient care to meet various local, state and federal regulatory requirements

Key roles for anesthesia information technology vendors
Facilitate NACOR reporting with practices; vendors that provide formatted data for NACOR will be listed as AQI Vendors.

Intended for all clinicians in all practice settings, NACOR Benchmarking provides:

  • All features of NACOR Basic plus national performance indicators
  • Custom performance monitors
  • Ability to measure performance beyond local facility

Features and reports include:

  • Billing and administrative data
  • Comorbidities and outcomes
  • National peer-to-peer benchmarking
  • National comparative analytic reports
  • Performance gap analysis
  • Patient outlier identification