Performance Achievement Awards
The Chest Pain – MI Registry™ Performance Achievement Award program recognizes hospitals participating in the registry who have demonstrated sustained, top level performance in quality of care and adherence to guideline recommendations. Through full participation in the registry, hospitals engage in a robust quality improvement process, using data to drive improvements and positively impact patient outcomes for heart attack patients.
Overview of 2020The Performance Achievement Award Program for 2020 considers the performance of hospitals in the Chest Pain – MI Registry during 2019 and 2018. This cycle included the implementation of a new data set, Version 3, that aligns the registry with the updated AHA/ACC performance measures for STEMI and NSTEMI. A new achievement level of Bronze was also added to recognize previous awardees who have demonstrated sustained achievement and remained in good standing with the Chest Pain – MI Registry during 2019.
Composite metrics evaluate the care patients received based on the following performance measures:
STEMI & NSTEMI Composites
Evaluating whether eligible care opportunities were delivered.
Defect Free Care Composite
Evaluating whether patients received ALL care opportunities for which they were eligible.
*National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed measure
2019 Award Winners
This year's Platinum, Gold and Silver Award recipients are recognized for their consistency in meeting patient care guidelines for AMI patients. Hospitals that received a 2019 Performance Achievement Award are featured in the special U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" issue.
CardioSmart Hospital Profile
All NCDR participating hospitals can see their hospital profile on Find Your Heart a Home. Patients and caregivers use this website to compare hospitals that are affiliated with the American College of Cardiology. Hospitals that receive the Performance Achievement Award will see their level displayed on this site under their hospital profile.