Comparing practice performance to regional and national benchmarks is an important tool for improving the quality of patient care. The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) will help your facility benchmark outcomes and process-of-care measures and develop quality improvement programs.
Designed to promote quality of care for patients undergoing CT colonography, the CTC registry provides evidence-based health outcomes and process data for decision-making purposes. The registry allows facilities to compare their results to regional and national benchmarks for quality improvement.
The DIR allows facilities to compare their CT dose indices to regional and national values. Institutions receive periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to aggregate results. This data will be used to establish national benchmarks for CT dose indices.
The GRID collects information about imaging facilities which is then aggregated to establish benchmarks for quality improvement. This allows facilities and physicians to compare turnaround times, patient wait times, incident rates and other process and outcome measures with other facilities and practices of similar size and type.
ICE is a practice quality improvement project focused on CT IV contrast extravasation rates sponsored jointly by the ACR and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. This project collects data from institutions across the US to provide a meaningful way to compare practice performance in areas of quality and patient safety with national benchmarks.
The NMD leverages data that radiology practices are already collecting by providing comparative information for national and regional benchmarking. Participants receive semi-annual feedback reports that include important benchmark data such as cancer detection rates, positive predictive value rates and recall rates.
The NOPR is a collaboration of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network, the American College of Radiology and the Academy of Molecular Imaging that ensures access to Medicare reimbursement for certain types of PET scans. The data it collects helps guide cancer treatment and facilitates reimbursement.
The NCS is a data repository from a national survey of radiology practices, reflecting a mix of practice types and sizes to help identify practice models that foster in-house coverage of imaging services. The data is available to ACR members to help design models for night, weekend or holiday imaging services to avoid outsourcing.
The QuIRCC is a coalition of six children’s hospitals working to develop best practices for optimal CT scan technique and dose indices in children.