The ACPC Quality WG is co-chaired by Jeffrey Anderson, MD, MBA, FACC and Ariane Marelli, MD, MPH, FACC.
A number of quality activities and resources are available for interested ACPC Section members.
ACPC Quality and Quality WG activities are noted below.
ACPC Quality Metric Development.
The ACPC Quality WG is aims to develop quality metrics in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease to help improve care by providing defined measures for clinicians and programs to track over time.
Through the work of several quality metric teams, members develop, propose and vet pediatric cardiology or adult congenital heart disease metrics through a defined process. A link to the open comment period for the current proposed metrics is below.
The ACC’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council advocated to establish the ACPC Quality Network, which operationalize current ACPC Quality Metrics and allow participating centers to collect, submit and review quality metric outcome reports through a standardized online tool.
The ACPC Quality Network is building off the work of the ACPC Section’s quality metric work in developing metrics across several domains in pediatric cardiology and CHD. The primary objective of this program is to create a user-friendly and minimally burdensome metric implementation and data collection process for QNet participants. More information about the ACPC Quality Network is available at www.acc.org/qnet.
Launching the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Network which will provide participants and corresponding practices a means of engaging in quality measurement and improvement targeted to the congenital heart disease (CHD) and pediatric cardiology community.
NCDR IMPACT Registry and ABP MOC Part IV opportunities
Since 2007, the ACPC Council has been a strong champion for developing, launching and expanding NCDR’s IMPACT Registry, the first national registry dedicated to data collection for inpatient and outpatient pediatric and adult CHD patients undergoing a diagnostic catheterization or treatment. In 2014, the Council developed the Reducing Radiation Risk Quality Improvement initiative for patients with CHD undergoing catheterization, which is the corresponding Part IV MOC activity for the NCDR IMPACT Registry. Click here for requirements to participate in the Reducing Radiation Risk Quality Improvement
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved or have any questions.