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Stefanie Honeycutt

Stefanie Honeycutt serves as the Project Manager for a team of experienced and talented cardiac registry abstractors. Honeycutt initially began her nursing career providing bedside care on a cardiac telemetry floor. She quickly branched out by floating to a variety of cardiovascular, along with the neuro and respiratory floors, at an university magnet facility. She also served as an expert user for Powerchart. Honeycutt then moved into quality and found a passion for abstraction and quality. While abstracting for cardiac core measures and registries, she was also a member of the STEMI committee, helping to navigate and integrate the data for the STEMI population. She has greater than 5 years of abstraction experience with core measures, NCDR, STS, GWTG HF and Stroke, as well as vascular and sepsis registries. As a Project Manager, she enjoys learning new EMR and vendor programs, combining her prior background in software support with her clinical knowledge, and helping staff learn to best utilize these programs. She also enjoys helping staff and clients to better understand outcome measures and the algorithms behind them.

Recent Posts

'Get with the Guidelines-CAD' Relaunches--What is the impact for hospitals participating in 'Mission: Lifeline'?

Posted by Stefanie Honeycutt on May 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are new options for hospitals when it comes to improving quality of care for patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). In 2007, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched Mission: Lifeline, a system of care that coordinates EMS, referring hospitals (non-PCI) and receiving hospital (PCI-capable) using best practices for patients with both STEMI and non-STEMI heart attacks and provides recognition for this care.

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Topics: registry abstraction

Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation Utilizing CathPCI Registry Data

Posted by Stefanie Honeycutt on Jul 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Did you know you can now use your CathPCI data for Cath Lab Accreditation? The first ACC and SCPC accreditation service to exclusively utilize NCDR Registry data launched on June 20.

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Topics: registry abstraction

Green, Yellow, Red: How to Decipher What Your DQR is Telling You

Posted by Stefanie Honeycutt on Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you participate in one of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) registries, you may have heard of the Data Quality Report, otherwise known as the “DQR.” Even if you've heard of it, do you know what it is and what it's telling you? Let's dig into what you need to know about the Data Quality Report (DQR).

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Topics: data abstraction

NCDR16 Recap: New Registries, Program Updates, and what to do with all that data

Posted by Stefanie Honeycutt on Apr 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you work in the world of registries, NCDR16 was the place to be. More than 1,000 registry professionals, quality experts, cardiovascular administrators and physicians from around the US came together for the 2016 National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Annual Conference on March 30—April 1 in Chicago, IL. We were right there in the mix.

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Topics: registry abstraction

September Featured Registry: CathPCI

Posted by Stefanie Honeycutt on Sep 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The CathPCI Registry® is offered by the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR.) The CathPCI registry collects data for patients who receive diagnostic cardiac catheterization, including left heart caths and/or diagnostic coronary angiographies, as well as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI.)

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Topics: core measures abstraction, registry abstraction

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