The American College of Cardiology Applauds Governor Kaine’s Support for Health IT and Centra’s Commitment to Quality Cardiovascular Care
Contact: Amy Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 375-6476
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) appreciates Governor Kaine’s and the state of Virginia’s support for the pilot program at Centra.
Jack Lewin, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Cardiology, said, “As the professional home of our nation’s cardiologists, the ACC is in a unique position to provide our members with reliable information and assessment of their clinical performance. We appreciate Centra’s medical expertise and their strong commitment to quality and Governor Kaine’s support of this important pilot project.”
The ACC’s NCDR™ (National Cardiovascular Data Registry), the recognized leader in hospital-based registries, is launching this new program exclusively for office-based practices.
The ACC’s “Improving Continuous Cardiac Care” (IC3) Program™ is the first office-based assessment program designed to provide physicians with the tools to collect the most current, nationally recognized measures of quality.
This pilot program partnership with Centra will create a national data model for strong health information with a national repository that will be accessed to trigger relevant clinical decision support aides.
The pilot project made possible through a Virginia grant will allow the ACC to provide Centra’s physicians with the tools to collect the most current, nationally recognized measures of quality. The ACC will also be able to take advantage of the strong medical expertise of the Centra physicians and their commitment to quality cardiovascular care.
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About the American College of Cardiology:
The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 34,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.