This month’s registry spotlight is on National Cardiovascular Data Registry – Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment (NCDR – IMPACT).
Registry Partners’ Pediatric Service Line assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their NCDR-IMPACT data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission.
Read on to learn more about the NCDR-IMPACT Registry.
What is the Purpose of the NCDR-IMPACT Registry?
The NCDR-IMPACT registry is an evidence-based data collection and reporting platform for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations performed on pediatric patients as well as adults with congenital heart disease.
What are the Benefits of Participating in the NCDR Registry?
According to their website, NCDR-IMPACT has many benefits for facility participants, including:
- Quarterly benchmark reports that compare your institution’s performance with a national aggregate.
- Executive summaries that offer big-picture reviews or at-a-glance assessments.
- Access to the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) quality improvement initiatives that include webinars and continuing education opportunities.
What type of information does NCDR-IMPACT collect?
According to their website, NCDR-IMPACT collects:
- Demographics for all pediatric and adult congenital heart disease patients undergoing diagnostic catheterizations and catheter-based interventions
- Provider and facility characteristics
- Data for diagnostic catheterization procedures and six defined interventional procedures
- Adverse events rates
- Data necessary to participate in the American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part IV Credit self-directed performance improvement program Reducing Radiation Risk
- EP ablation
- Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
What tools are used in the data collection process for the NCDR Registry?
Data collection is completed by utilizing the ACC online data collection tool or a certified software vendor in conjunction with the facility’s electronic health record (EHR). Also available to assist data abstraction are data collection forms and data dictionaries for collection reference.