The Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital has linked its cardiac surgical outcomes data with the hospital’s new electronic medical record and the CardioAccess International Clinical Outcomes database and dynamically linked these results to the hospital’s website in real-time.

The outcomes data is automatically updated with every case performed. "This continues a commitment to real-time outcomes data transparency first implemented on the surgical program’s website in 2002," the hospital said in a prepared statement. "Following the transition to the new MCH medical record system, the program’s outcomes are once again made instantly available on the hospital website."

The database, which organizes the information by age, operation, and risk category, reports to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database and to the State of Florida Children’s Medical Services Cardiac Subcommittee. The data is updated continuously.

“CardioAccess is pleased to be a part of this important step in providing real-time outcomes to the public using information from our new web-based software Centripetus,” said Owen White, senior project manager at CardioAccess. “This is the first time any program has made their results available to the public and in real time using the same software utilized for national reporting, allowing the families to make educated decisions as it relates to their healthcare options.”

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