Join us for the final webinar in the PINNACLE series
“Let Data Do the Talking: Effectively Using Tools for Quality and Cost Improvement,” featuring Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, and John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC.
An Introduction to NCDR: Myths and Realities
Tuesday, September 25th
7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time
• Hear an overview of the NCDR suite of registries
• Learn how NCDR outcomes reports can be used for quality improvement
• Understand how NCDR registries can support value-based purchasing for physicians and hospitals
• Opportunity for Q&A
Legislative Conference Attendee? We Want Your Feedback!
The ACC is looking for feedback on this year’s Legislative Conference in order to make the 2013 event even better. Click here to provide feedback on visits with legislators as well as the conference sessions. Also, be sure to complete and return the Capitol Hill visit report form. The forms, found in the Briefing Materials section of the Legislative conference website, help the College follow up with congressional members and their staff. A sample thank you letter is also available. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ellis.
Committee nominations in progress through October 31st. As a Governor or Chapter Executive, you know the skills and achievements of the members in your state better than anyone. Nominate them for leadership roles at the College. The President-Elect and leadership look to chapter and state involvement as a stepping stone for national involvement. The Governors’ voices in nominations are vital to filling the committee positions with the best people. We encourage you to apply or nominate a colleague for committee membership to help lead the College and its activities. The ACC cannot be the remarkable group we are today without your involvement. All College members are encouraged to nominate and apply. Nominations and applications are due by October 31, 2012.
View committees with openings to apply and/or nominate for a Committee position. Contact Marthea Wilson if you have questions, 202-375-6230 or email@example.com.
The State of the State reports are due November 1st. Be sure to get yours in on time as they will be presented to the Board of Trustees, prior to the January Leadership Forum.
UPCOMING BOG MEETINGS & EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE!
2013 Leadership Forum & BOG Meeting
Heart House & Park Hyatt, Washington, DC
Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26
Details to follow
ACC.13 BOG Meeting
March 8th, 2012
BOG-BOT Town hall to be held in the morning
BOG Meeting in the afternoon, followed by a reception
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 4th Street San Francisco,
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
News on EPIC EHR Data Flow to PINNACLE
The ACC recently devised a method for data to flow directly from an Epic EHR to PINNACLE Registry® using “out of the box” Epic capabilities (i.e. no customization required). At the end of each month, a site will create a report containing the PINNACLE data and transmit this directly to the College. The ACC is looking to expand this project to a limited set of alpha sites. To join this project or for more information, contact Jason Kreuter.
World Heart Day is Just Around the Corner
In order to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease during this year’s World Heart Day, the ACC’s CardioSmart® initiative has teamed up with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth® Campaign, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts™ initiative, and healthfinder.gov for a special women’s heart health Twitter Chat. During the chat, ACC’s CardioSmart Editor Joanne Foody, MD, FACC, and other experts will be on hand to discuss heart health, dispel myths and answer questions from participants joining the conversation from across the world. The chat will take place on Sept. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. To Join the conversation, follow @CardioSmart, search #HeartChat and use the #HeartChat hashtag for any questions or comments.
Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age in New JACC President’s Page
A new lifelong learning portal, personalized education tools, and the future of CV education are the focus on the September edition of the President’s Page in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). ACC President William Zoghbi, MD, FACC and ACC senior vice president for lifelong learning, Mary Ellen Beliveau, come together to highlight how ACC’s lifelong learning strategies are bringing continued education for CV professionals into the 21st century.
Save on Medical Liability Coverage
The American College of Cardiology has a new partnership that will help physicians save money on medical liability coverage. Founded by doctors for doctors, The Doctors Company offers ACC members a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, superior protection, and unrivaled rewards, including the Tribute® Plan, a groundbreaking financial benefit that rewards members for their loyalty and commitment to outstanding patient care.
As an ACC member, you already have the reputation of being committed to only the highest standards of cardiovascular care. As a result, you are eligible to SAVE on your coverage through our partnership with The Doctors Company:
•Save five percent on your premium for being an ACC member with a favorable claims history
•Receive a claims-free credit based on practice location
•Save five percent for participating in the PINNACLE Registry®•Save five percent for maintaining board certification
BOG STEERING COMMITTEE
The next BOG Steering Committee will meet in person on Tuesday, September 25th 8-9pm EST. If you have any items you would like to discuss, or would like to present a 10-minute "Report from the Front," let us hear from you! Please contact any of the BOG Steering Members or Jayne Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org