The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) ACTION Registry is changing its name to the Chest Pain—MI Registry. A press release reports that the new name aligns the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) and Accreditation Services offerings to address additional patient populations, including unstable angina and low risk chest pain. Beginning in October 2018, the registry will fully support the data requirements for ACC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation programme.
Additionally, the Chest Pain—MI Registry will offer opportunities for collaboration across multiple providers and specialties who play an important role in managing care for these patients, including emergency department clinicians and emergency medical services (EMS) providers. With 1.5 million patient records, according to the press release, the Chest Pain—MI Registry is the US’s largest and most authoritative quality improvement programme for patients with acute myocardial infarction and will now encompass acute coronary syndromes, capturing unstable angina and low-risk chest pain patients in addition to acute myocardial infarction patients.
Frederick A Masoudi (said NCDR Management Board chair) comments: “The expanded scope of the registry will allow hospitals to optimize patient outcomes and reduce variations in care through risk stratification and evaluation of hospital performance in delivering guideline-recommended care and treatments.”
NCDR is the ACC’s suite of cardiovascular data registries helping hospitals and private practices measure and improve the quality of care they provide. The Chest Pain—MI Registry is one of 10 NCDR hospital and outpatient registries. For more information, click here.