To improve critical care quality and outcomes for all children, and their families, through collaborative high-quality data management and actionable comparative reports for clinicians and other health care leaders
Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC (“VPS”) has grown from a small group of intensivists to a national organization with over 135 hospital units. The data base is the largest collaborative for quality improvement based on severity of illness adjusted comparisons of actual, detailed patient records in critical care. This is a unique achievement.
Based on this achievement, VPS provides state of the art quality reports that are detailed, actionable and comprehensive for practitioners and hospital administrations. VPS has improved the quality of critical care, built the largest national research collaborative, supported the publication of 100+ papers and contributed to saving thousands of children’s lives.
In the future, VPS is ideally situated to expand from providing quality assessments to providing decision support, detailed outcomes tracking, discovery and prediction of adverse events and truly effective comparative research on hundreds of thousands of critically ill children. This will be achieved on top of VPS’s already successful and vibrant critical care network by adding automated data collection and sophisticated data analysis being pioneered by researchers working with VPS developing an advanced computational framework for decision support in critically ill children.
Everyone on the VPS team is passionate and genuinely believes in and is proud to help VPS's mission to improve critical care quality and outcomes for all children and their families through collaborative high-quality data management and actionable comparative reports for clinicians and other health care leaders.