What Are You Doing With Your Registry Data?

The ACC's IMPACT Registry is a vehicle to collect data on all pediatric patients and adult patients with congenital heart disease undergoing diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.

First and foremost, its key objective is to collect data to identify variability in procedures amongst institutions and operators, link variability to outcomes, assess performance, provide benchmarks and implement quality improvement initiatives.

Specifically, the intent is to improve the care and outcome of patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. It is meant to be used internally to help institutions and operators identify areas for improvement and institute practices to improve outcomes.