In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, cardiology programs across the nation are seeking innovative ways to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and reduce costs.

In healthcare, clinical data abstraction serves as a critical bridge between raw data and actionable insights.

Unlock the full potential of your healthcare data with American Data Network’s Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) Toolkit. Ensure data accuracy, elevate patient care, and achieve institutional excellence.

Smartsourcing is a business strategy of shifting towards partnerships that focus an organization on its core competencies and core mission, and to then shed the processes that are not core to the organization’s mission to a partner. 

Healthcare organizations on the leading edge of quality improvement are reinventing their approach to data, focusing less on adding ever more data to an information black hole and instead organizing more resources around producing insight from the data and, most importantly, acting on it to accelerate change. This doesn’t mean they neglect data collection. Rather, they’re smarter in how they collect it by leveraging a trusted smartsourcing partner to handle the more routine task of data collection so they can concentrate their precious and scarce personnel on more advanced roles like analysts and change agents. This whitepaper details how ADN clients calculate and perceive the return on investment of smartsourcing data abstraction to a trusted partner so they can make more intelligent use of their financial and personnel resources.

The American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) is a suite of data registries related to cardiovascular care that helps hospitals, health systems, and practices measure and improve care outcomes. With a decade of experience in specialized registry abstraction and management both as hospital staff and as an Account Lead for ADN’s Core Measures & Registry Data Abstraction Outsourcing Service, ADN’s top NCDR expert, Tammy Holton, shared 5 best practices for effectively managing your facility’s NCDR program.

Reallocating data abstraction staff and outsourcing those positions can shave budget dollars. This Cost-Benefit Analysis tool can help you evaluate how cost-effective it is at your hospital.