Improving Wisely

Using Data to Improve Quality in Venous Care

What is Improving Wisely?

In 2018, the AVLS developed a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Johns Hopkins University. Learn more at

Improving Wisely harnesses big data to analyze practice patterns and practice variations by standard deviation.

Improving Wisely provides:

  • Confidential, individual reports for each provider based on their Medicare claims data
  • Benchmarking and peer learning opportunities

Why Improving Wisely?

One-third of healthcare expenditures are wasteful and do not improve health, creating a national imperative.

The First Step

Reports are being mailed to physicians who performed a minimum number of venous ablations.

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