The Chest Pain – MI certification affords new opportunities for Q-Centrix to streamline data processes for hospitals participating in multiple cardiovascular registry programs
CHICAGO, December 20, 2018 – Q-Centrix announces today it has received full certification for submission to Chest Pain – MI, the latest version of a National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) program for improving care for people who have experienced or are at high risk for heart attack. Q-Centrix is one of the first data management vendors to become fully authorized for data collection and submission to this program.
“With the Chest Pain – MI certification, we are able to provide hospitals a one-stop option for meeting the data management needs of this enhanced registry,” said Brian Foy, Q-Centrix Chief Product Officer. “The fact we are one of the first to enjoy this authorization demonstrates how prepared we are to continue managing our partners’ involvement in the program while assuring them they won’t see reporting delays or backlogs that could jeopardize their program goals.”
To earn the Chest Pain – MI certification, Q-Centrix’s data processes had to meet NCDR’s standards for secure data submission. Having the full certification means Q-Centrix demonstrated this ability for both the data entry and submission stages of the reporting process.
The process for collecting and submitting quality performance data for Chest Pain – MI on behalf of hospitals is part of Q-Centrix’s Universal Registry Solution. This solution manages the entire registry-encounter lifecycle – from patient admission to data capture and submission – in an efficient, real-time manner. It exists as an application within Q-Centrix’s broader quality technology platform, Q-Apps®. The approach allows Q-Centrix’s quality solutions technology to augment the clinical intelligence of the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated Quality Information SpecialistsSM – more than 800 quality experts acting as virtual extensions of hospital quality departments. These experts review, analyze, and manage quality data through to submission.
“Our comprehensive approach to registry reporting is where the true advantage of our solution comes into play. Not only does it free a hospital from virtually all data collection and reporting hassles of participation in such programs, it allows for new efficiencies when reporting to multiple registries,” said Foy. “In the case of Chest Pain – MI, we know that about 100 of the program’s data elements overlap with another NCDR registry. With this information, we can ensure data capture and submission is done for both these programs only as many times as necessary, thus reducing duplication and redundancy.”
Q-Centrix will submit data to Chest Pain – MI on behalf of 35 hospitals when program reporting begins. All of those hospitals participate in at least one other cardiovascular care-related registry using the Q-Centrix Universal Registry Solution.
The Chest Pain – MI registry is the latest version of what used to be called the ACTION Registry. Changes in the new version include additional documentation requirements for patient history, cardiac status, tests and procedures, medications, and discharge and follow-up. It also adds patients with unstable angina and lower-risk chest pain under the program’s purview. These changes begin with patients discharged starting January 1, 2019.
It is widely held that clinical data registries represent the gold standard in terms of clinical quality data. As the industry evolves from fee-for- service to value-based payment, participation in such programs is anticipated to rise. It is also expected to become increasingly mandated by federal and state regulations, payers, and for certain facility certifications.
Q-Centrix aims to measurably improve the quality and safety of patient care in the U.S. through the use of its market-leading technology platform, Q-Apps, that augments the clinical intelligence and efficiency of the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, Quality Information Specialists. Processing in excess of 2 million quality data transactions annually, Q‑Centrix is a comprehensive quality partner to hundreds of hospitals, providing quality data management solutions, including quality data capture, surveillance, measure calculations, analysis, reporting, and improvement solutions. For more information about Q‑Centrix, visit www.q‑centrix.com.