Phillipsburg, NJ—INFINITT North America, an award-winning developer of image and data management solutions for healthcare, announced today that they have achieved certification from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), demonstrating that INFINITT Cardiology Suite-v. 188.8.131.52 meets NCDR requirements for version 5 of the CathPCI Registry®.
The CathPCI Registry collects:
- Patient demographics for diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures
- Patient history/risk factors, cath lab visit indications and coronary lesion information
- Provider and facility characteristics
- PCI indications, lesion information, intracoronary device utilization and intra/post-procedure events
- 30-day and 1-year follow-up information on patients who had PCI
Participation in the NCDR CathPCI Registry allows healthcare providers access to benchmark reports, dashboards and other tools, enabling them to measure their own performance for more than 40 metrics and compare their performance to peer groups and national trends. INFINITT provides institutions with an easy, efficient means of collecting data and submitting data to the NCDR®.
“INFINITT has added this certification to support quality improvement efforts in angiography and catheterization procedures, as we have done in other areas of healthcare,” said David Smarro, CEO of INFINITT North America, in a press release. “We are also certified by the ACR Dose Index Registry, which enables providers to track a patient’s exposure to radiation dose from radiology procedures.”
“With the shift to value-based care, evidence-based data will drive quality improvement, and performance and outcomes metrics will have direct impact on reimbursements, penalties and costs. Quality conscious providers will want to track their own metrics to stay ahead of the curve.”
Data elements and definitions are standardized, evidence-based and updated to meet evolving health care trends and regulations. The CathPCI Registry outcomes report metrics help providers assess alignment with Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for PCI, improving compliance with CMS and electronic clinical quality measures.