CardioSource CV Summit Presents Compelling Reasons for ACE Cath Lab Accreditation

The benefits of improving care through cardiac cath lab accreditation are examined.

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ACE is your coach and partner in crossing the quality chasm to a more effective program. The necessity of organizing documentation to meet intensifying public reporting and benchmarking mandates is essential.

Christopher J. White, MD

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

Christopher J. White, MD, FSCAI, FACC, FAHA, FESC, Director, Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), and Marc Shelton, MD, FACC, discussed the compelling reasons for ACE cardiac cath lab accreditation during the presentation Improving Care through Catheterization Lab Accreditation. Emphasizing that ACE Accreditation takes cath lab performance from good to great in achieving quality patient care, the presentations stressed the importance of meeting appropriate use criteria (AUC) in documentation.

ACE delivers unique programs that reduce complexity, engage physicians and assist facilities by improving the quality outcomes process. The value of this partnership is delivered through integrating best practices in patient care and, ultimately, minimizing lost revenue in the cardiac cath lab. “ACE is your coach and partner in crossing the quality chasm to a more effective program,” notes Dr. White. “The necessity of organizing documentation to meet intensifying public reporting and benchmarking mandates is essential.”

The audience was enthusiastic in their participation during the Improving Care through Catheterization Lab Accreditation presentation, which indicates the trend in the cardiac cath lab community to apply the outside consultative perspective of ACE. The real-time practice review and actionable follow-up recommendations focus on the key quality indicators that physicians think are important. “This is a call to action,” said Mary Heisler, RN, BA, Executive Director, Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. “Accountable metrics that affect all hospital stakeholders are here. It’s time to get started on your quality journey in the cardiac cath lab with ACE Accreditation.”

To learn more about the ACE Accreditation process through the experience of a cardiac cath lab client: http://www.cathlabdigest.com/articles/Journey-Toward-Better-Patient-Care-Accreditation-Cardiovascular-Excellence-ACE-Accreditatio

To learn more about improving documentation in the cardiac cath lab based on studies from ACE, reference the SCAI Winter 2012 issue: http://www.scai.org/Publications/News.aspx

Visit the ACE website to learn more: http://www.cvexcel.org
ACE accreditation distinguishes your cath lab and exists to help you on your quality journey.

About Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence

ACE, an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), offers independent evaluation and monitoring of facilities that provide cardiovascular care. By reviewing facility and operator performance and comparing clinical decision-making to nationally accepted best practices, ACE peer review and accreditation services plays a critical role in continuous quality improvement programs. Learn more at http://www.cvexcel.org.


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