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2023 ACC Annual Report 75 Years of Improving Quality Care

Launching a First of its Kind Registry Suite

In 2023, the ACC launched its newest NCDR Registry, the CV ASC Registry Suite. This registry is the first of its kind, providing Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) throughout the U.S. with data-driven insights on cardiac procedures performed in the ambulatory setting. Leveraging the existing NCDR CathPCI Registry and EP Device Implant Registry platforms and metrics, the CV ASC Registry Suite provides big-picture reviews, at-a-glance assessments and patient-level drilldowns on procedures such as diagnostic cardiac catheterization, PCI, defibrillator and pacemaker implants. Learn more.

The Power Behind the Data: Optimizing NCDR

The ACC's efforts to optimize its NCDR Registries continued to make tangible progress in 2023, ensuring hospitals and facilities are equipped with resources to deliver optimal care to every patient, every time.

The IMPACT Registry and NCDR eReports EMS launched enhanced dashboards, providing facilities and EMS agencies with more robust visualizations and a faster, more dynamic data use experience.

The newest version of the Chest Pain–MI Registry also debuted, with an improved interface, enhanced dashboards and two new dataset options for abstraction. The new dashboards allow facilities to access real-time performance data, see provider performance and review patient care metrics based on Transferring Facility or EMS agency.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Accreditation Services

This year, ACC Accreditation Services celebrated 25 years of partnering with hospitals, health systems and other facilities across the U.S.—and now internationally—to optimize cardiovascular patient care and outcomes. What started as a single Chest Pain Center accreditation process to improve hospitals' heart attack response programs has transformed into a suite of six accreditations, products and services designed to help facilities narrow gaps in cardiovascular care delivery.

Facilities participating in at least two accreditation programs as well as ACC's NCDR may be eligible to be recognized as a HeartCARE Center, the ultimate recognition for facilities that have gone above and beyond.

Expanding ACC Accreditation's Global Reach

Over the years, ACC Accreditation Services has expanded its reach far beyond the borders of the U.S., with sites in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam earning accreditations this year alone.

Click here to learn more about our global expansion.

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Driving Learning at Quality Summit

Professionals across the cardiovascular team, industry leaders and other stakeholders convened in Orlando, FL, this year for ACC's Quality Summit. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of the ways patient data can drive process improvement initiatives, uncovered strategies for improving care delivery and patient outcomes, gained insights on creating a culture of health equity and more.

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New Clinical Guidance in 2023

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Did you know?

ACC's first registry was the CathPCI registry that launched in 1997. NCDR and Accreditation Services now help over 2,000 hospitals and facilities power their data.

Supporting Quality Care: CardioSmart Tools

Throughout 2023, CardioSmart continued to deliver high-quality tools and resources to help clinicians engage patients in their care and understand how to take charge of their health. From resources on blood pressure, heart-healthy nutrition and mindful living to tools to encourage adult vaccination, CardioSmart is empowering shared decision making. Learn more at

75 Years of Improving Quality Care

Celebrating FIVE Years of Partnership with the Industry Advisory Forum

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ACC celebrates five years of fostering bidirectional dialogue with industry stakeholders through the Industry Advisory Forum. The forums provide an opportunity for driving change and exploring ways we can advance cardiovascular medicine amid the challenges and opportunities available in today's rapidly changing care environment.

Driving Global Action With NCD Academy & GHATI

ACC's NCD Academy expanded its library to eight online courses with the release of two new modules this year: Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health and Chronic Respiratory Diseases. Each course offers primary care professionals with educational resources and skills to enhance their ability to prevent and treat all major noncommunicable diseases. Over 24,000 users have accessed the content as of 2023!

ACC's Global Heart Attack Treatment Initiative (GHATI) also continued to expand this year. To date, the initiative to improve outcomes for MI patients in low- and middle-income countries through data collection is collecting records from 46 participating sites in 20 countries. Learn more about NCD Academy and GHATI.

Advancing Cardiovascular Health in India Roundtable

In direct service of our goal to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease worldwide, ACC convened a roundtable in 2023 made up of leading cardiovascular clinicians from the ACC and the ACC India Chapter, as well as stakeholders from local nonprofits, government agencies and industry. Participants worked to identify potential collaborative solutions to cardiovascular disease challenges specific to India. Read more about the roundtable.

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