Quality Improvement for Institutions | MI Registry, Expanding Scope of Former ACTION Registry

Cardiology Magazine ImageFrederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC

The ACC has announced that the name of its ACTION Registry changed to Chest Pain — MI Registry, effective June 26. The new name aligns ACC’s registry and accreditation offerings to address additional patient populations. Beginning in fall 2018, the registry will fully support data requirements for ACC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation program.

With its new name, the Chest Pain — MI Registry will continue as the nation’s largest quality improvement program for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and will expand to include patients with acute coronary syndromes, including unstable angina and low-risk chest pain. The registry also will help facilitate collaboration across multiple providers and specialists who manage care for these patients, including emergency department clinicians and emergency medical services providers. In addition, the registry will provide a data collection mechanism for sites that are also interested in earning Chest Pain Center Accreditation.

“The expanded scope of the registry will allow hospitals to optimize patient outcomes and reduce variations in care through risk stratification and evaluation of hospital performance in delivering guideline-recommended care and treatments,” says NCDR Management Board Chair Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC.

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes

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