ACC Quality Summit 2022 Keynote Addresses Past, Present and Future Direction of NCDR and Accreditation Services

Frederick Masoudi, MD, MSPH, MACC, opened day two of ACC’s three-day Quality Summit with a keynote presentation outlining the value NCDR and ACC Accreditation Services bring to the broader cardiovascular community by galvanizing health care teams to pursue quality improvement and focus on the issues that matter most to the patients they serve.

Masoudi reflected on how much cardiology has evolved since he first started practicing, pointing out “tremendous advances” in care like usage of the stent, mechanical circulatory technology, and improvements in imaging and electrophysiology that allow for far more accurate, targeted procedures.

Lauding ACC’s leadership in assigning resources to advance quality despite the fee-for-service environment, Masoudi explored the origins of NCDR, starting with ACC’s CathPCI Registry 25 years ago. He considered the “big story” to be the College developing a resource that can help health systems take the latest science and translate it into evidence, and with this evidence improve the quality of their care.

But Masoudi tempered his excitement for NCDR and its impact on quality by pointing out that failure still exists in reaching the “final mile” – translating care into the patient experience. He encouraged attendees to view future challenges such as the data burden as opportunities to innovate.

Masoudi concluded his address by expressing gratitude for all involved in making NCDR possible: “NCDR has provided support for quality improvement in a way that has touched the lives of more than 100 million individuals. Thank you for making it happen.”

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Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Keywords: Technology, Accreditation, Patient Care Team, Electrophysiology, Patient Outcome Assessment, Stents, Cardiology, Registries, Social Media, Leadership, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Quality Summit, National Cardiovascular Data Registries, ACC Accreditation

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