We are proud to announce that our physicians have joined a national data registry to track and document the quality of a colonoscopy, a medical examination of the digestive tract. Under this new registry, our physicians can grade their endoscopic performance and compare it to their peers on a local, regional or national scale. The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) provides valid comparative information about the quality of endoscopic services—such as a colonoscopy at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ)—to support their quality improvement priorities.
GIQuIC is a national quality measurement initiative for endoscopic procedures. GIQuIC is a non-profit partnership established by two national medical groups, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Participation is voluntary. Physicians performing endoscopic procedures can track and compare their performance to determine how it measures up to expert standards.
GIQuIC collects essential data following evidence-based quality indicators and key performance metrics derived from a joint report by the ACG and ASGE, entitled Quality Indicators for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures. The program documents the quality of care provided by tracking how well the physician does in terms of seeing the entire colon, finding growths or polyps and—in rare instances—reporting any complications, among numerous other quality indicators.
“We are committed to tracking, measuring and reporting our quality because we believe benchmarking will improve the quality of our endoscopic exams and ultimately improve patient outcomes,” states Vincent Ranieri, Marketing Assistant, GANJ. “Contributing patient data to GIQuIC is just one way our practice strives to put patients first and how we can demonstrate our care for patient health and safety.”