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Registry Abstraction: The Mysterious Case of The Missing Data

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Anyone within a hospital who has ever been responsible for abstracting data from medical charts knows the pain of charts that are missing data from required registry reporting fields. The data points hospitals are required to submit vary from one registry to the next. While it is the job of abstractors to know what data is required for the different registries, abstractors can only pull information from records if that info is actually there. Because missing data is a such a common problem – not to mention a huge headache for abstractors – it is helpful to know some strategies for tracking down key information that is absent from charts.

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Heart Health Bonanza: 'Get With The Guidelines' Boosts Cardiac Focus

Posted by Michele Baitinger on Jun 28, 2018 12:09:12 PM

There are 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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