MDEpiNet Acceptance

The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative is an Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) Public-Private Partnership Scientific Oversight Committee approved program. MDEpiNet is an initiative led by the United States Food and Drug Administration designed to address the needs of the medical device clinical ecosystem by strategic development of national/international and innovative methodological approaches for conducting robust studies and surveillance in order to improve medical device safety and effectiveness throughout the device life cycle. Global participation includes clinical registries, academic centers, integrated health care systems, major public and private payors, professional societies, trade organizations, individual companies, and Federal Partners (NIH, AHRQ, CMS). 

Press Releases/News

Immunosuppression doesn't increase infection risk after open ventral hernia repair

Reuters Health News | August 07, 2018

Immunosuppressed patients having open ventral hernia repair are at increased risk for surgical-site occurrence 30 days later, but not for wound infections, the need for another procedure, or other complications, a new study suggests...Read More

Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation Celebrates 5 Years

Announces Inaugural Quality Improvement Summit

DENVER, COLO -- (PRWEB - July 19, 2018) - Five years ago, a diverse group of hernia surgeons put their heads together and mapped out a plan to improve patient care and optimize cost in a real world setting...Read More

Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Surpasses 20,000 Cases and is Designated a Qualified Clinical Data Registry by CMS for 2017

Affords Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participants the opportunity to earn performance based payment bonuses through reporting hernia specific outcome measures

DENVER, CO -- (PRWEB - July 26, 2017) - The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) is pleased to share that it has surpassed 20,000 cases, doubling over the course of a year...Read More

Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation Launches Inguinal Hernia Module

Expands on Mission with Focused Effort to Improve Value for Inguinal Hernia Patients

DENVER, CO -- (PRWEB - Feb 10, 2017) - The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) today announced full launch of their Inguinal Hernia module. With over 700,000 patients treated in the US each year, inguinal hernia repairs are one of the operations most frequently performed by general surgeons...Read More

Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation Marks 10K Milestone

Collaborative Efforts Drive Enhanced Value and Improved Quality of Care for Hernia Patients

DENVER, CO -- (PRWEB - Jan 16, 2013) - Less than 3 years from inception, the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation (AHSQC) is pleased to announce a significant milestone - the entry of its 10,000th ventral hernia patient...Read More

The AHSQC Platform went Live with Data Collection and Reporting on July 1, 2013

Americas Hernia Society Selects ArborMetrix's Fully Integrated Registry Solution

ANN ARBOR, MI -- (Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics, announced that the American Hernia Society (AHS) has selected the company's fully integrated, cloud-based registry solution to create the AHS Quality Collaborative, a new national registry that will facilitate clinical research, accelerate quality improvement efforts and assist hernia surgeons in meeting the requirements for maintaining their board certification...Read More


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