BOSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI) has been selected by the American College of Cardiology to be the Data Analytic Center for the atrial fibrillation (AF) platform of the ACC PINNACLE Registry.
The PINNACLE Registry is cardiology's largest outpatient quality improvement registry. It collects data about patients in participating cardiology practices to help providers evaluate and improve their adherence to current guidelines, and it provides a wealth of data for research.
HCRI will serve as a Data Analytic Center for proposals submitted to the ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry for research based on data from PINNACLE-AF, the atrial fibrillation platform for PINNACLE. Working in close collaboration with investigators and the ACC, HCRI will conduct data analysis for research projects approved by the ACC.
"Our collaboration with the ACC serves to further our commitment to expanding the scientific analysis and output from important clinical trial data and registries," added Spencer Goldsmith, President of HCRI.
Data Analytic Centers are used to conduct analysis for research based on registry data because the centers have the capacity to accept and accurately analyze large amounts of data from the ACC registries while protecting patient privacy.
"The addition of HCRI as the Data Analytic Center for PINNACLE-AF represents a milestone in the growth of the PINNACLE Registry," said ACC Executive Vice President, Science, Quality & Education William Oetgen, M.D., FACC. "HCRI has the skills and capacity to be responsive to the growing requests for access to PINNACLE-AF data for important research in this area."
The PINNACLE Registry includes data from 3,096 providers at 903 locations in 172 patients with data from more than 19 million patient encounters and 4 million patients.
More information about the PINNACLE Registry can be found at the following link:
About The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI)
The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI) is a non-profit academic research organization with unparalleled access to resources in clinical research. The Institute advances the research of pharmaceutical, biological and medical device products by developing collaborations between industry and academia. HCRI's partners include leading medical centers with worldwide recognition for high-quality medical care and state-of-the-art facilities. Its close affiliation with Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Partners HealthCare reinforces HCRI's commitment to engaging distinguished medical practitioners in thought provoking, industry-sponsored research. The Institute's sponsors rely on its scientific objectivity to add unique value to the design of their studies, oversight of their research and analysis of their study data. As a leading provider of clinical trial services, HCRI plays an important role in assessing new products that improve the quality of peoples' lives. www.hcri.harvard.edu
The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that serves as the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, clinical standards and practice guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care. It also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit acc.org.
SOURCE Harvard Clinical Research Institute