Leading with the heart

Faced with exploding clinical registry options, case complexity compounded by non-standard definitions, and resource constraints, cardiology leaders are forced to embrace new ways of working to deliver on their missions.

The impact of growth

With the growing number of cardiology registries launching each year and the enhancements made to existing registries through frequent version changes, meaningful care insights require more training and resources than ever before.

Our cardiology data management solutions begin with an expert team empowered by intuitive technology to give purpose to your data. The market-leading depth and breadth of the Q-Centrix cardiology team ensures pristine curation of your data for optimal insights.

To thrive, leaders must direct more staff time to clinical data management or find innovative methods to meet their growing demands.

Adding purpose to data

Sarah Demmin, RN is a Senior Manager in Client Services with a focus on Cardiology registries. Sarah leads teams of expert data managers who partner with hospitals throughout the country to produce meaningful, high-fidelity, complete and secure data. Her extensive knowledge and experience with cardiology registry leadership offers added value in every engagement.

Sarah Demmin, RN, Senior Manager for Client Services, explains the Cardiology portfolio of solutions.

Registry Case Type Average # of Cases per Month Hours per Month - Abstraction Only Efficiency, IRR, and PTO Offsets Total Hours per Month FTE Requirement
(Based on a 40-hour week and 4.2 week month)
ACC - Afib AFiB Ablation 12.21 24.86 9.94 34.80 0.20
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Basic - Low Risk 21.55 21.22 8.49 29.71 0.17
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Basic - Unstable Angina 4.82 7.72 3.09 10.80 0.06
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Basic - Data Set 16.84 30.32 12.13 42.45 0.24
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Full - Low Risk 14.82 19.27 7.71 26.98 0.16
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Full - Unstable Angina 4.97 7.08 2.83 9.91 0.06
ACC - Chest Pain MI Chest Pain MI - Full Data Set 25.58 62.68 25.07 87.75 0.51
ACC - ICD ICD 8.65 16.08 6.43 22.51 0.13
ACC - PCI Cath Diagnostic 5.0 45.20 65.76 26.30 92.07 0.53
ACC - PCI Cath PCI 5.0 38.26 83.02 33.21 116.23 0.67
GWTG Stroke GWTG Stroke - Comprehensive 26.69 67.39 26.96 94.35 0.54
GWTG Stroke GWTG Stroke - Standard 13.92 26.86 10.74 37.61 0.22
GWTG-CAD GWTG-CAD 20.00 42.00 16.80 58.80 0.34
STS-ACS STS-ACS 18.00 80.10 32.04 112.14 0.65

The table explores the resource requirements of the most prominent cardiology registries. A typical hospital’s participation and volume of cases demand an elusive mix of expertise in multiple cardiovascular registries.

Our cardiology expertise

ACC: American College of Cardiology

NCDR: National Cardiovascular Data Registry
  • AFib Ablation Registry
  • CathPCI Registry
  • Chest Pain-MI 3.0
  • ICD Registry
  • IMPACT Registry
  • LAAO Registry
  • PVI Registry
  • STS/ACC TVT Registry

AHA: American Heart Association

Get With The Guidelines (GWTG)
  • GWTG: Heart Failure
  • GWTG: Stroke
  • GWTG: Resuscitation

BSBC: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan

  • AFib Ablation Registry
  • CathPCI Registry
  • Chest Pain-MI 3.0
  • ICD Registry
  • IMPACT Registry
  • LAAO Registry
  • PVI Registry
  • STS/ACC TVT Registry

STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • ACS: Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Anesthesia Module
  • CHS: Congenital Heart Surgery Anesthesia Module
  • ACS/CCORP: Adult Cardiac Surgery with California
  • CCORP: California CABG Outcomes Reporting
  • GTS: General Thoracic Surgery


International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant Ventricular Assist Device


NeuroVascular Quality Initiative


ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction


Outcomes Reporting Project


Vascular Quality Initiative

Driving up the integrity of CathPCI data to improve care
Case study

Driving up the integrity of CathPCI data to improve care

A Midwestern health system set a goal to achieve concurrent abstraction and data integrity for their CathPCI registry.

Results of the Q-Centrix partnership:

  • A steady improvement in metrics, reaching nearly the 99th percentile for the composite “discharge medications in eligible PCI patients.”
  • Within 6 months, the number of outliers was cut in half and has remained in the single digits for the last 5 quarters.
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Industry friends

Q-Centrix collaborates with leading organizations in the industry to measure clinical data trends through the use of its Quality Data Index (QDI) and to ensure seamless data management solution for their members. Our collaboration allows our team optimal access to updates, education, and industry insights.


The American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Q-Centrix has partnered with more than 150 hospitals on their NCDR participation, resulting in over 200,000 NCDR data transactions since 2013. That’s one of the many reasons Q-Centrix is the only NCDR compatible data abstraction and management provider! We help hospitals get the most out of their NCDR participation by allowing them to truly understand their performance so they may improve quality of care.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA)

One-third of Q-Centrix clinical registry partner hospitals use our GWTG-Stroke solution, resulting in more than 40,000 GWTG-Stroke case transactions a year. So it’s only fitting that the AHA selected our data management technology and team to support the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines® quality improvement program.

How we work

Our team of experts hold the greatest depth and breadth of cardiovascular knowledge in the market—making them the perfect stewards for your clinical data.

Data is extracted or input into the EHR

Data populates within the software

Experts analyze the data for accuracy

Exceptions are reported on our dashboard

Q-Centrix experts

Deanna Waldrop

Senior Director, Client Services

Doug McGill

Lead Consultant, Enterprise Services