The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/ National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI) Registry™ relies on thorough data collection to give registry participants a way to measure and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients. The majority of the data being collected in the PVI lower extremity procedures comes directly from the Interventional Cardiologist’s procedural report. There were three different reports from five physicians. The Interventional Cardiologist Group meets monthly to discuss cases and other pertinent information to the group. The members of this group include the Interventional Cardiologists, Parkview Heart Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Medical Director. The Database Specialist goes quarterly to this meeting to share the quarterly data and any issues with gathering data. At this meeting the group decided to have a structured report built similar to the NCDR Cath Percutaneous Intervention (CathPCI) Registry™ that was developed and utilized at Parkview Health by the Interventional Cardiologists in 2015. The NCDR-CATH PCI Structured Report was presented in poster format at the NCDR 2016 National Conference and was a People’s Choice winner. A structured report is a method of gathering and collecting data using pre-determined data elements and formats. The structured report allows for organized storing and retrieving of information through the record. EPIC© is the name of the company that provides our electronic medical record (EMR) and has developed and defined the structured report. At the Interventional Cardiology meeting, the physicians decided they wanted the data elements requested by the NCDR addressed in their structured report just as they had been doing for NCDR-Cath PCI. The Data Abstractor had difficulty determining the exact percentages of each lesion, which lesion was worked on, presentation of symptoms and procedure indication with the current reports (Fig. 1). The structured report will provide the physician a consistent tool that ensures data elements for the PVI Registry are addressed
Keltner, Emily BS, MA; Springer, Brenda; and White, T. Eric MD, "The Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI)-Lower Extremity Structured Report: A Tool for Physician Reporting Data Elements for the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR ® ) PVI Registry ™" (2018). Parkview Heart Institute. 15.