VON Days

Is it possible to take a quick snapshot of our practice that allows us to understand both our own practice and benchmark against practices worldwide? We think so.

The Vermont Oxford Network has done a great deal of work with longitudinal studies (following trends throughout the Network over time) and interventional trials. In addition, we have conducted a variety of quality improvement projects. VON Days are an attempt to do cross-sectional studies that will allow us to better understand our practices. One of the problems is how to look at details of practice that will not require the burden of collecting these details over long periods of time and will yield interpretable and actionable results. VON Days will pick a highly focused topic regarding our practice and, on one day during the audit period, centers will collect detailed data regarding this process. There will be several VON Days each year that will be integrated with the current iNICQ collaborative.