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SSR Practice Improvement Initiative 2022 – Quality Case Data Review and Reflection

The American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry Practice Improvement Initiative (SSR PII) - Quality Case Data Review and Reflection helps all surgeons to continually collect and review their case data, including outcomes data, by identifying trends, gaps, and performance improvement opportunities. Surgeons will compare their individual data to aggregated data real-time with the purpose of enhancing the quality of surgical care. The SSR PII offers surgeons an opportunity to earn obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

We are offering up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the review, reflection, and learning with the SSR PII tool from January 2022 through June 2022. 

Who Should Participate

All SSR surgeons are eligible and encouraged to participate: 

  • Private practice or hospitals
  • Rural and urban settings
  • Practice general surgery or specialty surgery.

Why You Should Participate in SSR PII

  • Every patient’s surgical result matters
  • Outcomes quality data is available real-time
  • Drive your data review effectively and timely
  • Compare your individual data to aggregated registry data
  • Identify trends, gaps, and improvement actions
  • Reflect on your data-learning experience
  • Obtain CME credit

Uses of SSR PII - Quality Case Data Review and Reflection

  • Perform review and assessment of your case data continuously using SSR Analytics Reports/ Data Download Report/Benchmarking Report effectively.
  • Quality matters—elevate your surgical quality performance by identifying trends, gaps, and improvement opportunities.
  • Exchange experiences with the PII peer surgeon group led by PII surgeon moderators and collaborate safely on improved surgical patient care solutions.
  • Utilize PII for American Board of Surgery (ABS) Practice Improvement requirements.

Participate using the EASE Model

  • Enter your clinically relevant case data.
  • Analyze your quality data continually via SSR Analytics/SSR reports/Benchmarking report.
  • Share what you have learned with your peers on the experience exchange call facilitated by a PII surgeon moderator.
  • Evaluate and identify areas to enhance your practice performance (trends, gaps, improvement actions).

ACS SSR Practice Improvement Initiative 2022 Timeline

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Collect clinically relevant data in the SSR including outcomes
  • Access the SSR reports and evaluate your SSR quality data
  • Describe your data findings and registry data experience
  • Use the SSR as a Practice Improvement Tool
  • Analyze data identifying trends, gaps, improvement opportunities
  • Share your results with a surgeon peer group

For any questions, please contact the SSR team at