Using the PINNACLE Registry in everyday practice

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The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Spring issue of Cardiology magazine takes a look at how South Carolina Heart Center, a medium-sized practice based in Columbia, is using the PINNACLE Registry, part of the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®), in everyday practice.

“From the pilot program, we learned that PINNACLE could provide a means to benchmark quality measures with other cardiology practices and could provide a snapshot of quality measure compliance,” writes Charlie W. Devlin, MD, FACC, past governor of the ACC’s South Carolina Chapter. “And since the registry is based on evidence-based guidelines and performance measures, we knew this was a good fit for our practice and something we needed to implement.”

Read more. Plus, catch up on “meaningful use,” federal incentive program participation, health policy news and more at CardioSource.org/CardiologyMagazine.