We are pleased to announce a new initiative for the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) to provide a valuable resource for its members. Healthcare is progressively being driven by standardization of care initiatives in order to promote clinical care that is evidence-based and consistent in its delivery. To this extent, many institutions have been actively developing and implementing pathology specific care pathways. These help to promote multi-disciplinary management, standardization of care, utilization of best available scientific evidence, and integration of care algorithms and outcome tracking with the electronic medical record, all with the goal to improve quality and therefore value.
Many institutions are individually developing their own pathology specific care pathways for various skull base pathologies and/or procedures. The development of these care pathways is very time consuming, which presents a significant barrier to development and implementation. Part of the mission of the NASBS Value-Based Healthcare Committee (VBHC) is to disseminate information and provide tools for member clinicians to optimize value in the care of skull base patients. To this mission, we want to provide a member access only NASBS hosted repository of member institution care pathways. This will serve as a great resource for members to develop their own care pathways, evaluate their existing care pathways, and promote the spread of knowledge and best practices.
iCare Pathways will be accepted as PDFs and will be displayed on the website by name of the pathology or procedure (e.g. Pituitary Adenoma Care Pathway) with a subheading for the submitting member name and institution and date of submission (similar to PubMed citation). We do encourage submitting members to discuss with their respective institutions before submitting. If it preferred to submit as anonymous, that will be accepted as well. This initiative was approved by the NASBS executive committee. Please direct submissions and any questions to the NASBS Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Varun Kshettry (email@example.com).
We are seeking submissions based on skull base pathology or skull base procedure from members to contribute to this valuable resource. Please see the submission form below to submit your care pathway(s). All submissions will be reviewed by the Value-Based Healthcare Committee and, if approved, will be hosted on the NASBS website under member login access only.
Submit a Care Pathway here
View iCare Pathways here
EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY. The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to set any standard of care or standard practice. Each health care provider and health care institution must use their own judgment, training and experience, to make best decisions for their particular patients, within the scope of their own expertise. As science and medicine are ever changing, this information is intended merely as a reference to information available at the time of publication. Every patient situation is different, and may require reasonable variance from the approaches described herein. The information contained on this website has not been specifically endorsed by the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) nor any specific member or institution. The information contained herein is not to be redistributed, sold or used for any other purpose. For any concerns related to the information on this page, please contact the NASBS Executive Director, Paula Claborn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.