Quantifying Quality Improvement
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The NCDR®, an initiative of the American College of Cardiology Foundation®, began in 1997 to help health care provider groups and institutions respond to increasing requirements to document their processes and outcomes of care in the cath lab setting. Today, the NCDR is the most comprehensive, outcomes-based quality improvement program in the United States encompassing five hospital-based registries and one practice-based registry representing 10.6 million+ patient records, 216 clinical abstracts and 70 published manuscripts.


As a trusted, patient-centered resource, the NCDR is uniquely positioned to help medical professionals and participating facilities identify and close gaps in quality of care; reduce wasteful and inefficient care variations; and implement effective, continuous quality improvement processes.

Visit or click on the links below for more information about NCDR registries.Hospital-based Registries

A new registry created in collaboration with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Practice-based Registry

  • PINNACLE Registry® – For coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in the outpatient setting
National Health Index
IPAB Action Center
NMQF Videos
Minority Stroke Consortium
South Texas Diabetes Initiative
StrokePAD Minority Index
Mapping MRSA
Lead Risk Index
Hepatitis C Disease Index
Minority Stroke Working Group
Medicare Index: Stroke Edition
Medicare Index
U.S. Diabetes Index: Researcher Edition
U.S. Diabetes Index (Community Edition)
Minority Diabetes Coalition
CardioMetabolic Health Alliance
AFIB Index
Chronic Kidney Disease Atlas
Mapping Lung Cancer
Peripheral Arterial Disease Atlas
Childhood Obesity Index
Clinical Trial Engagement Network
National Minority Quality Forum

Think Tank Looks at Models of Care

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Check out the Cardiometabolic Disease Clinical Community!

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Partnering Organizations

American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 40,000 member non-profit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism committed to enhancing the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.

National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum, a non-profit healthcare research organization, uses evidence-based, data-driven initiatives to eliminate premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities.

Association of Black Cardiologists

Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community, corporate members, and institutional members.