Adjudication Committee


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.