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Miami Children's Heart Program First in Nation to Integrate Data System with National Registry Databases

The Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) – already world renowned for IT leadership in the care of children with congenital heart disease – became the first program in the world to integrate its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) with the three North American registry databases for congenital heart disease. The purpose is to record and enhance care practice for children and adults receiving treatment for congenital heart anomalies.
In cooperation with CardioAccess, Inc, MCH on May 6 integrated its Cerner EMR with registry databases for surgical patients, catheterization patients and cardiac ICU patients. This practice will enhance patient care and safety, family access, research to better understand the genomics of congenital heart disease and enable public reporting of outcomes. MCH remains committed to continuous improvement in the care of patients with congenital heart disease.
“The Heart Program has long been a pioneer in utilizing IT technology to enhance patient care, and physician and patient family access to care data. This latest system integration is one more step in our commitment to best practices. Our surgical and interventional outcomes continue to be among the best in the nation and our focus on transparency ensures a sustained operational focus on this goal,” said Dr. Redmond P. Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for The Heart Program at MCH.
“CardioAccess is excited to be the first vendor to implement a streamlined approach to patient care and reporting.  It is critical to allow the healthcare providers to spend their time with the patients and less time documenting information that is already available in other clinical systems.  Our mission is to provide a solution that improves the quality of care to the patients and allows for the clinicians to ensure the information they receive is timely and accurate.  The adoption of an integrated solution and eagerness to improve workflow shows why The Heart Center at Miami Children’s Hospital is a center of excellence,” said Owen White, Senior Project Manager of CardioAccess.

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

About CardioAccess
CardioAccess, Inc. created the International Clinical Outcomes (ICO) Database, a fully relational, comprehensive database for both congenital and adult heart disease. The ICO database with its integrated Centripetus Web Portal is configured to analyze and report on key metrics for particular specialty procedures. The Centripetus product allows for participation in multiple societal registries and enables national and regional benchmarking. This integrated registry solution is specifically configured to measure and report to the following registries: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical Database, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS), American College of Cardiology (ACC) IMPACT Registry module (for adult and pediatric patients with congenital heart disease undergoing diagnostic catheterization and catheter-based interventions), and Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4).
The CardioAccess products enhance patient care, teaching, research and practice management. The goal is to improve medical care by providing medical practices with onsite and remote access to the databases. CardioAccess also offers an HL7 interface for all CardioAccess products to communicate with existing hospital systems or any other HL7 software compliant application. For more information, visit, email, or call 954-438-0885.