Nordic Registry Direct automates Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure registry data abstraction

MADISON, Wis. Nordic has created Registry Direct, a solution that will save healthcare organizations thousands of hours of manual abstraction and uploading of data to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) online registry. Registry Direct works using healthcare interoperability standards that are supported by all major EHRs.

GWTG-Compatible-Vendor-IconNordic has partnered with many healthcare organizations to provide Get With the Guidelines EHR optimization in the past. Now Registry Direct provides automated data abstraction, which reduces registry abstraction overhead and gives healthcare teams time to work on more strategic work.

“Our work with some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations has helped inspire innovations like Registry Direct to improve efficiency that can lead to better patient care,” Nordic Manager of Strategic Solutions Scott Rossignol said. “We look forward to exploring other ways we can apply our expertise to make healthcare more efficient.”

With Registry Direct, hospitals grant Nordic access to their EHR data via a web services interface based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). The interface is supported by major ONC-certified EHR vendors and allows the secure exchange of data with an outside service based on HTTPS communication, a common web services standard. Once access is established, Registry Direct can query the EHR for data and build a GWTG-compatible extract. Data abstractors can then review the data and upload it to the GWTG online registry.

Patient health information is secured by Microsoft Azure, and Nordic can work with organizations to set up their data environment at no extra charge.