Quality Improvement for Institutions


NCDR eReports EMS - Coming in 2019!

This new reporting product provides EMS agencies with information from the Chest Pain - MI Registry on the care and outcomes of their AMI patients. Using their EMS agency’s state ID number, EMS agencies can assess their own performance along with the receiving hospital and their combined efforts as a system of care.

Features and Benefits:

  • Ability to generate reports across all of the EMS agency’s destination hospitals that are participating in the CHEST PAIN - MI Registry.
  • See local data compared to national aggregate values
  • Snapshot or time series views
  • EMS and system of care performance metrics, including:
    • First Medical Contact (FMC) to first 12 lead time interval;
    • First STEMI positive 12 lead to hospital notification time interval;
    • Percent of STEMI cases with and without field request for cardiac catheterization lab activation;
    • Symptom to device time interval;
    • FMC to device time interval;
    • Metrics filtered with or without cases transferred in from non-PCI hospitals or both
  • Weekly data refresh


Webinar Series: EMS and Systems of Care Webinar Series – Taking Clinical Quality to the Next Level - Free webinar series to help EMS agencies, systems of care consortia (e.g., for STEMI, stroke, cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis) and hospitals take fresh look their approaches to quality improvement in consideration of ways to elevate their impact and efficiency.

Structuring Your System for Quality

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2 PM (Eastern)

Overview: Watch Mic Gunderson, with moderators Tom Bouthillet and Tim Phalen, as they discuss strategies to improve capacity and maximize quality in your system of care. The entire EMS System, including 9-1-1 centers, non-transport medical first response agencies, ambulance services and hospitals, must modify its strategies and tactics in order to improve quality of care.

This webinar:

  • Highlights some needs differences between individual organizations and systems
  • Shows ways that systems can adopt different structures and tactics to their infrastructure and capabilities to improve quality and efficiency
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Structuring Your Organization for Quality

Overview: This webinar introduces strategies to dramatically expand an EMS agency’s capacity to do quality improvement projects.

Often in EMS agencies the responsibility of quality improvement lies with the quality manager. One person is responsible for gathering, cleaning, analyzing, and reporting the data; as well as, resolving clinical incidents and complaints and providing education. This leaves little time for actual quality improvement projects. Join this webinar to learn some strategies to increase capacity to do quality improvement projects.

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Making the Leap to Improvement Science

  • View a historical overview of healthcare and EMS, the EMS Compass project and its evolution into the National EMS Quality Alliance
  • An examination of how the typical EMS or hospital quality program's improvement projects can benefit from a more rigorous approach that directly applies the principles and tools of the scientific method - commonly referred to as improvement science
  • Learn the difference between quality assurance and improvement - and why both are needed for quality strategy
  • See an example of a resuscitation systems of care that illustrates the calculation of quality, cost and value
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Learn More

  • Click here to see what facilities belong to the Chest Pain - MI Registry (PLEASE NOTE: You must select "ACTION Registry" from the drop down labeled "Find a Registry" located at the top right of the list of facilities in order to browse Chest Pain - MI Registry specific facilities.)
  • Contact NCDReReportsEMS@acc.org for more information.
  • Program requirements

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