The ACPC Section has developed a variety of activities focused on lifelong care of patients with CHD. Initiatives cover the breadth of quality, advocacy, educational and clinical practice issues to address the needs of the 2-3 million patients living with congenital heart disease, in the US alone.
The ACPC Quality Work Group 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.
- Congenital Heart Disease Young Adult Transition Policy
- Congenital Heart Disease Young Adult Transfer Policy
- Quality Network Quality Metrics
ACPC Quality Network
ACC’s ACPC Council advocated to establish the ACPC Quality Network, which operationalizes current ACPC Quality Metrics and allow participating centers to collect, submit and review quality metric outcome reports through a standardized online tool. More information about the ACPC Quality Network is available at www.acc.org/qnet.
Click here to view the Quality Network’s current quality metrics.
NCDR IMPACT Registry
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. Its data supports the development of evidence-based guidelines for CHD treatment that will improve outcomes for CHD patients of all ages.
Click here to join the Impact Registry or get more information
Please email Mona Bannerman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved or have any questions about these initiatives.