Enrollment Now Open for AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute, is introducing a new quality improvement initiative funded and guided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR), a collaborative program to enhance the recovery of the surgical patient, is designed to support hospitals in implementing perioperative evidence-based pathways to meaningfully improve clinical outcomes, reduce hospital length-of-stay and improve the patient experience. The program is free and open to all hospitals in the U.S., Puerto Rico and District of Columbia.

Participating sites will have access to U.S. experts in enhanced recovery, ready-to-use pathways, tools, education materials and the ACS data collection platform, as well as ongoing clinical support, coaching calls and face-to-face training sessions.

Interested hospitals may begin the enrollment process by visiting https://qi.facs.org/iscr.

THA’s Tennessee Center for Patient Safety will serve as the coordinating entity for hospitals within the state that participate.

For more information, contact Chris Clarke, 615-256-8240, or Stacey McSwine at the ACS, smcswine@facs.org.