Quality Improvement for Institutions


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Outpatient Registries

The ACC, partnered with Veradigm, offer two practice-based registries:

The PINNACLE Registry® is cardiology's largest outpatient quality improvement registry, capturing data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. With easy-to-interpret reports that help inform quality improvement, you can benchmark your quality using guideline-based performance measures. Data are captured through a secure HIPAA-compliant data collection tool that works with most electronic health record systems. PINNACLE Registry participants gain access to  NCDR’s suite of clinical toolkits to help clinicians implement best practice care to address common quality issues at your facility.  Participants can also use the registry to track quality for federally mandated programs such as the Quality Payment Program and Promoting Interoperability (formally known as Meaningful Use).  Sign up today to join a thriving cardiovascular community focused on making every practice succeed. Click here to learn more about the PINNACLE Registry.

The Diabetes Collaborative Registry® is the first clinical ambulatory registry aimed at tracking and improving the quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic care across the primary and specialty care continuum. The Diabetes Collaborative Registry is the effort of a broad collection of organizations with the common goal of improving patient care and treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. The combined data from primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists and other diabetes care providers allows for longitudinal study of diabetes making this a valuable resource that reveals new insights, drives decision-making and enables better treatment and improved outcomes. Learn more about the Diabetes Collaborative Registry.

Questions? Contact us at ncdr@acc.org or 800-257-4737. To sign up for the PINNACLE Registry or the Diabetes Collaborative Registry click here.

ACC and Veradigm

The ACC and Veradigm partnered to power the next generation of real-world research on behalf of cardiovascular disease and diabetes patients around the world. As part of this partnership, Veradigm operates the PINNACLE Registry and The Diabetes Collaborative Registry.

Through this partnership registry participants gain greater opportunities to participate in research studies and have increased access to evidence-based medicine and tools. Read More.

Any questions about this partnership or the outpatient registries, contact us at ncdr@acc.org or 800-257-4737.

Outpatient  Registries Research Alliance

The Outpatient Registries Research Alliance links geographically diverse cardiologists with both the PINNACLE Registry and Diabetes Collaborative Registry’s  comprehensive data system to further best practices and quality improvement in real-world clinical settings. This offers practices a one-of-a-kind opportunity to participate in a range of clinical trials, observational studies and investigator development programs that are designed to advance CV and Cardiometabolic care.

There is no participation fee to be part of the Alliance and.\ there is no obligation to participate in any opportunity. Participating practices can decide which studies, trials or programs they participate in.

Enroll in the Outpatient Registries Research Alliance to:

  • Help your patients access therapies not available outside of CV trials
  • Use cutting-edge research results to improve your practice and patient care
  • Participate in studies that will shape tomorrow’s best practices in CV care
  • Begin or advance your research career with the support of a strong research network and superior clinical informatics
  • Gain greater exposure within the scientific community as an author or co-author of groundbreaking publications

Submit the request form to join the Alliance as an existing PINNACLE Registry or Diabetes Collaborative Registry participant. For questions about the Outpatient Registries Research Alliance, please contact us at 800-257-4737 or PinnResearch@ACC.org.

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