Mass-DAC has two adjudication committees that review patient medical records to validate patient-specific data elements submitted during the data harvests. The cardiac surgery committee reviews records in the Mass-DAC cardiac surgery STS based registry, while the PCI committee reviews records in the Mass-DAC adult percutaneous coronary interventions ACC-NCDR CathPCI based registry. The committees are consist primarily of physicians, but also include clinical data managers who are well-versed in the intricacies of the variable definitions for each registry.
Reasons why we need your expertise
- Validating key data used in analytic models
- Reducing coding inconsistencies among all hospitals
- With your help, the Massachusetts data has become the gold standard for the national registries
Benefits for the physicians and hospitals
- Learn nuances of the definitions
- Colleague interaction
Adjudication committee members last fiscal year
The fiscal year 2011 committee members will be listed soon.