Launching Summer 2019
ACC is preparing to offer an external review and certification process that will assist hospitals in meeting standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, and shared decision-making.
Transcatheter Valve CertificationTM
ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification tool is an operational model that merges the latest science and process improvement methodologies. This certification offering is the result of diligent work by leading interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. It incorporates recent guidelines and expert consensus statements by recognized professional organizations regarding the care of patients requiring transcatheter valve therapies.
It's the essential tool to pair with nationally recognized clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve replacement and repair procedures
Transcatheter Valve Certification - Delivering Quality Outcomes Utilizing Current Sources of Data for Transcatheter Repair and Procedures
Transcatheter Valve Certification utilizes data to support clinical decisions. Facilities already participating in a recognized registry will be positioned to rapidly focus on performance improvement efforts.
The essential process improvement components of Transcatheter Valve Certification are designed to help you:
- optimize the organizational platform to align dedicated personnel and services
- build an exceptional operational program model
- advance staff education
- meet goals associated with positive registry performance.
In addition to the well-known and nationally recognized databases, other equivalent state government databases tracking quality improvement metrics related to the care of patients requiring valve procedures may be accepted. By connecting the data to opportunities for improvement, Transcatheter Valve Certification promotes consistent processes across the care continuum and better patient outcomes.
Transcatheter Valve Certification training details will be posted summer of 2019.
Clinical Topic Collections, Toolkits and Quality Campaigns
ACC.org Clinical Topic Collections
The American College of Cardiology publishes several highly-regarded journals, including the JACC Interventions and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Some of the tools and features of the JACC publications are only available to subscribers or users with an online account.
CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative developed by the American College of Cardiology. Included on the web site are great tools for clinicians as well as caregivers and CV patients who want to better understand how to prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.