NeuroPoint Alliance Welcomes Mayfield to Quality Outcomes Database for Spine

CINCINNATI — Mayfield Brain & Spine has joined the NeuroPoint Alliance Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) Spine program. Mayfield joins more than 100 existing QOD participating centers in the registry, with has an enrollment of more than 90,000 patients.

The QOD serves as the nationwide prospective clinical registry for neurosurgical procedures and practice patterns. The primary purpose of the QOD is to track the quality of care for the most common neurosurgical procedures, as well as to provide individual surgeons, practice groups, hospitals, and health systems with an immediate infrastructure for analyzing and reporting.

"With increasing demands from payers and patients alike to objectively report the quality of our work, we are optimistic that the efforts of Mayfield and QOD will lead to improved outcomes that truly enhance the lives of our patients," said Andrew J. Ringer, MD, Mayfield neurosurgeon, Director of Neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and chief of neurosciences for TriHealth Hospital System.

"It is important to strive for data collection to demonstrate our outcomes," says William Tobler, MD, a Mayfield neurosurgeon and Chairman of the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center. "Assuming that you have a good reputation or thinking that you're a great surgeon is not good enough. Success needs to be documented."

QOD Spine is the largest and most comprehensive spine surgery registry in North America and has been generating reliable data for benchmarking, documenting the value of surgical care and quality improvement since 2012.

The QOD's Lumbar Spine Surgery registry has more than 90 participating centers nationwide, and the QOD Cervical Spine registry has more than 70. The QOD program is open enrollment and all registries are accepting new sites. The NPA will launch the newest registry, QOD Tumor, in 2018.

The NeuroPoint Alliance was established in 2008 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) to collect, analyze, and report nationwide clinical data from neurosurgical practices using online technologies. It is designed to meet the quality care and research needs of individual neurosurgeons and neurosurgical practices, national organizations, health care plans, the biomedical industry and government agencies.

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, Moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.