SRC’s Database offers multiple benefits to users including:
- Internal Quality Assurance and Improvement – Users can compare their individual and institutional outcomes data to national and international database aggregate data to benchmark their program, and institute quality improvement initiatives.
- Collaborative Decision Making – Data can be utilized to strengthen collaborative decision-making with surgical and nonsurgical colleagues
- Patient Follow Up Monitoring – Reports illustrate patients lost to follow up and notify surgeons of patients whose post-operative surgical encounters have not been completed.
- Contract Negotiations – Having access to outcomes data arms surgeons and facilities with information that aids in managed care and contract negotiations.
- Robust but Practical Data Collection – Compared to other clinical registries, SRC’s Database is unique in that data is collected during each patient encounter and entered directly through the database’s Web interface.
- Promoting and Marketing Surgical Programs – Surgeons and facilities can market their outcomes data comparing their statistics to national and international aggregate data.
- Data owned by surgeons – Surgeons who participate in SRC’s Database own and control their data. SRC acts as a firewall between the database and third parties to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of surgeon – and patient-specific information is maintained. No surgeon-specific data will ever be released by SRC to a third party without the surgeon’s written consent.
- Accreditation Program Compliance – SRC’s database measures ongoing compliance and participant performance in SRC’s accreditation programs. Information from the database is also used to evolve program requirements based on quality, risk and outcomes.
- Risk Stratification – SRC uses data to develop risk stratification methodologies that help providers select the most appropriate care for each surgical patient as well as to establish outcomes-based program requirements. As participation in the database expands internationally, the database will provide key information on different patient populations, procedures and care options around the world.
- Web-Based and Easy to Use – SRC’s Database is a stand-alone software application that can be used whether a provider has other health information technology programs. As a web-based application, it enables surgeons and their staff to access patient information in a secure manner from any computer at any time.
- Electronic Health Record Systems and Practice Management Interfaces – SRC’s database supports data interface and transmission through compatible third-party electronic health record and practice management software systems to reduce or eliminate duplicate data entry. Participants who use these applications should contact their vendor regarding interfacing options.
- Security and HIPAA Compliance – SRC’s database is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This cloud-based platform is accessible throughout the world and provides the highest level of data security, guaranteed uptime and disaster recovery available. AWS is fully HIPAA compliant and usually meets other country-specific patient privacy requirements.