Have a Heartful Thanksgiving from heartbase!

Thanksgiving is about spending time with family, eating piles and piles of delicious turkey, stuffing our faces with pumpkin pie, and most importantly giving thanks to those we care about.

Heartbase would like to give thanks to all of our amazing clients. Your commitment to providing quality patient care, day-in and day-out, is truly inspiring. Thank you for all of the fantastic work you do and being a part of our community!

From our family to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

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ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?

Ready to crowd surf all the way to Cleveland, OH to attend the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Registry & Analytics Boot Camp from November 13th to November 15th? Heartbase will be in attendance!

We are so excited to meet with the superstar clinicians in the “Rock Capital of the World” for this year’s Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Registry & Analytics Boot Camp. This will be heartbase’s second year sponsoring the event, and we are glad to be a part of one of the most practical, engaging and informative registry workshops around. Our team is planning on learning a lot while we’re there and we look forward to seeing you!  

Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Registry & Analytics Boot Camp is a conference that provides definition education, quality improvement initiatives based on outcomes in the registry, data validation and accuracy, analytical feedback to clinical staff and physicians, and the current best registry practices. This conference also features unique presentations by leading experts in the field; they are a must-see. Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Registry & Analytics Boot Camp is held at the InterContinental and Conference Center in Cleveland, OH.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the influence on and development of rock and roll.

Cleveland is known for their world-famous Rock N’ Roll Museum i.e. The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, the first shopping mall, for starting place for David Bowie’s music, and where Chef Boyardee got its start. Did you know Cleveland is the birthplace of Superman? In 1933, comic writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster came up with Superman while they were students at Glenville High School! 🦸

Experience the heartbase solution through an innovative platform that combines

  • A Fully Integrated Cardiac Registry Data for All Major Registries (STS, ACC-NCDR, GWTG, State & More) & Custom Fields/Registry Data Sets
  • Real-time Actionable Reporting including Metric/Fall-out Analysis and Clinical/Financial Analytics
  • Interoperable Structured Reporting
  • Knowledgeable & Accessible Clinical & Technical Support
  • 100% Vendor Supported Solution with Timely Registry Certification & New Version Rollouts

If you’d like to learn more about the heartbase solution, please stop by our booth in the exhibitor’s hall or use the form below to sign up for a demo. You could win a $5 Starbucks gift card! If you happen to fill out a contact card at our booth, you could have a chance to win a free Amazon Echo Show! We hope to see you at Boot Camp this year! 

Stop by our booth in the exhibitor’s area to say “HELLOOOOOO heartbase!” 🤘

ROCK N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE

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PARADE WITH HEARTBASE

Are you voyaging down to NOLA for STS AQO ’19 on October 23rd?! Heartbase will be in attendance! We’d love for you to stop by our booth and
we’ll be offering 5-minute demonstrations of the heartbase solution. We are also super excited to meet with clinicians and to explore the magificient “Crescent City!” NOLA is known for their delicious cuisine, architecture that can take your breath away, and heaps & HEAPS of jazz. You’ll literally hear jazz on every street corner. Did you know you could celebrate Mardi Gras all year round? Mardi Gras World is where it’s at. They even give you a slice of king cake after every visit. 👀    

Pubs and bars with neon lights in the French Quarter, New Orleans USA

The 2019 Advances in Quality and Outcomes (AQO): A Data Managers Meeting will feature sessions for all four components of the STS National Database: Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, Congenital Heart Surgery Database, General Thoracic Surgery Database, and STS Intermacs Database. Surgeon leaders and hundreds of data managers will gather at this Wednesday-Friday meeting to share valuable research and important clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes. Participation through an audience-response system will be utilized for presentations when applicable.

If you’d like to learn more about the heartbase solution, please stop by our booth at the STS AQO 2019, or use the form below to sign up for a demo. You could win a $5 Starbucks gift card! If you happen to fill out a contact card at our booth, you could have a chance to win a free pair of Apple AirPods! We hope to see you at the AQO this year and we would be honored to work with your facility!

Experience the heartbase solution through an innovative platform that combines:

  • A Fully Integrated Cardiac Registry Data for All Major Registries (STS, ACC-NCDR, GWTG, State & More) & Custom Fields/Registry Data Sets
  • Real-time Actionable Reporting including Metric/Fall-out Analysis and Clinical/Financial Analytics
  • Interoperable Structured Reporting for the OR
  • Knowledgeable & Accessible Clinical & Technical Support
  • 100% Vendor Supported Solution with Timely Registry Certification &
  • New Version Rollouts

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 

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ADVENTURE TO COLUMBUS WITH HEARTBASE

Adventuring down to Columbus, Ohio to attend the 17th annual OTCDMG Conference on September 27th? Heartbase will be in attendance! We are excited to meet with clinicians and see some cool attractions around the “Arch City,” such as the historical arches that cover the Short North District and the 88 acres of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Did you know that there’s a garden called, “Garden of Constants” that’s full of number statues, hidden mathematical formulas, and it resides at Ohio State University? Heartbase has been working with the OTCDMG for the last three years, and we are once again proud to be one of the sponsors of this event.


The Short North Arts District is the hub of dining and entertainment just north of downtown Columbus, OH.

The OTCDMG Conference is an Educational & Networking opportunity for all professionals engaged in cardiovascular and thoracic registry data management. While the event is run by clinicians from the Ohio area, professionals from all areas of the country are welcome to attend. This year, the conference will be held at The Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower Auditorium, in Columbus, Ohio.

At the conference, we will be demoing our latest version of the hbCOR software. If you’re attending the conference and are interested in learning more about the heartbase solution, please stop by the heartbase booth in the exhibit hall! Sign up for a demo and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Sign up, in person, for our listserv for a chance to win an Amazon Echo!

Are you ready to make your journey?

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When heartbase comes marching in…to New Orleans for NCDR.19!

We missed Mardi Gras by a week, but we are excited to head to the Crescent City March 12-15th for New Orleans’ second biggest party of the year: the  2019 ACC Quality Summit! We are looking forward to getting a sneak peek at upcoming registry changes and future advancements to the NCDR Registries…as well as the amazing food, music and general culture in New Orleans! 

But more than anything, we are excited to see all of our customers. As a company that prides itself on our collegial relationships, we eagerly anticipate meeting with our heartbase user community to discuss updates and improvements to our industry-leading data entry and analytics platform. 

Throughout the conference, we will provide one-on-one demonstrations to current and prospective users alike, covering everything from our fully-integrated registry data entry forms, to our advanced operative noting solutions and merged clinical & financial analytic tools.  

If you’re not a current customer and are interested in a personal demonstration, please click here to set up an appointment! We can’t wait to see you in New Orleans to show you how heartbase can help you share your success story!

Press Release: heartbase Certified for NCDR v3 of CP-MI Registry

As the clock has turned and we embark on a new year, we are excited to announce that heartbase is now certified in the ACC-NCDR Chest Pain – MI (formerly ACTION) Registry. Once again among the first vendors to certify in a major national registry, heartbase completed the extensive process on December 21, 2018, and are now prepared to roll out the update to any facility that currently participates in CP-MI. 

The changes to the new registry version do not end with the name. A few notable changes that users should expect in CP-MI v3 include: 

  • Similar to the CathPCI and ICD Registries, CP-MIv3 will incorporate six downloadable tables for the following data elements:post-procedure events, follow-up events, medications (home, arrival, procedure,and discharge), MV support devices, PCI indications, and Troponin Assay &POC
  • Addition of multiple providers for EmergencyDepartment and Attending Physicians
  • Ability to enter multiple episode events

In the coming weeks, heartbase trainer Carmen Ernst will hold a special training class outlining the changes in v3, along with a review of the updated heartbase web-form. Heartbase customers will be provided with registration information via our newsletter. 

If you are not currently a heartbase customer and would like to take a look at our new forms, please contact heartbase sales associate Alex Potanos

Are you ready for Boot Camp?!

Will you be attending the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiac Registry & Analytics Boot Camp from Wednesday, November 14th through Friday the 16th? Heartbase will be in attendance, and we hope we will see you there!

2018 has seen an unprecedented amount of registry changes, revisions, and version updates. As the registry landscape continues to grow more complex, heartbase knows that providing our clients with an educated and savvy support staff can be a critical asset to successfully negotiating these changes. Through our continued commitment to attending events like the Cardiac Registry Boot Camp and our relationships with groups like Cardiac Registry Support and the Ohio Thoracic and Cardiovascular Data Management Group, heartbase ensures our staff is always prepared to meet the challenges of today, and answer the questions of tomorrow.

If you’ll be attending the boot camp, and are interested in learning more about the heartbase solution, please stop by the heartbase booth in the Exhibitor’s area for a 5-minute demonstration. Sign-up for a demonstration and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Heartbase is Heading to Hollywood!

We are thrilled to attend this year’s Society of Thoracic Surgeons Advances in Quality & Outcomes  Meeting in Los Angeles, California, from October 26-28th. With summer fading into fall here in Chicago, we’re looking forward to heading to California to soak up the sun, visit with our users, and learn about changes and future advancements to the STS registries.

As exhibitors, heartbase will demonstrate new advances to our already industry-leading hbCOR data entry and submission platform, and will also offer one-on-one presentations of our state-of-the-art merged financial/clinical dashboards, Congenital Registry interrater reliability tool, and fully-automated surgical operative noting solutions.

Above all else, we are excited for the opportunity to spend time with our heartbase users, and as a thank you for their patronage and partnership, we will be holding a cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 26th, following the STS Networking Reception. If you are a heartbase user and haven’t yet signed up to attend our cocktail party, please reach out to Michael Lizer at mlizer@heartbase.net.

If you’re not a current customer and are interested in a personal demonstration, please click here to set up an appointment! We can’t wait to see you in Hollywood to show you how heartbase can help you share your success story!

Press Release: heartbase, Inc. Certified in STS General Thoracic Registry v2.41

CHICAGO, IL – We are excited to announce that heartbase is now officially certified by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to accept data for the newest version of the General Thoracic Registry. Version 2.41 will go live beginning with July 1st surgeries, and our customers will be given the opportunity to begin working with the new version upon installation.

As has been the trend with national registries, General Thoracic v2.41 has increased in size from 264 fields (245 core) to 412 (378 core), adding 167 new fields and discontinuing only 34. Among the prominent changes in the new version include:

• Analyzed Procedures Data Collection Form (DCF) is now required for all suspected or diagnosed Lung and Esophageal Cancer Resections. Thymus/Mediastinal Mass, Tracheal Resection, and Hiatal Hernia/GERD sections are optional.
• Non-Analyzed Procedures DCF is available, but is not risk adjusted, not analyzed, and not mandatory at this time.
• Updated Data Specifications and Data Dictionary, which includes fields identified for Record Inclusion. (Note: this document has not yet been posted to the STS website).

We believe that it is imperative to give our clients the opportunity to begin using a new registry version the moment it goes live, so our developers have worked tirelessly to streamline our production process for new and updated registries. This commitment to expeditious development has once again allowed us to become one of the very first vendors certified in the new version of a national registry.

To better prepare our customers for the changes to the General Thoracic Registry, heartbase clinical specialist Carmen Ernst will hold a special training class outlining updates to v2.41 along with a review of the updated heartbase web-form and number DCF. Heartbase customers can click here to register for this class.

If you’re a General Thoracic data manager or abstractor and would like to take a look at our new forms, please contact heartbase sales associate Alex Potanos.

Press Release: Heartbase and Biome Announce Partnership

Sausalito, CA and Chicago, IL — March 29, 2018 — Heartbase, Inc., the premier database for
cardiovascular registries, has partnered with clinical performance innovator Biome Analytics to
deliver a new generation of analytic applications that help cardiovascular centers drive superior
outcomes and lower costs. This new initiative will provide hospitals and cardiovascular clinicians with
unprecedented insight into their clinical and financial performance, help them focus on the
opportunities with the greatest impact, and accelerate improvement in their hospital or network.
Working together, heartbase and Biome will provide precision insights and data that cardiovascular
centers need to align teams and profitably deliver superior care, and in the coming weeks, this
combined solution will be made available to existing and prospective clients of both heartbase and
Biome.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance the services we deliver to our clients,” said Stephen
Gawrit, Director of Sales and Operations at heartbase, Inc. “Biome’s analytic offerings expand our
growing portfolio to support key registry developments, including advanced clinical-financial TVTTAVR
reporting.”

In the ever-changing landscape of health care, it has become increasingly important for hospitals to
be able to use their historical data in order to create more cost-effective methods of providing
superior care. Together, heartbase and Biome provide a joint solution that will align physicians and
hospital networks with the trusted data and cutting-edge analytics they need to strengthen their
research and propel them to the top of national rankings.

“Biome is pleased to announce this innovative partnership with heartbase. Helping hospitals and
doctors work together to improve quality and reduce cost is at the core of our mission” said Stuart
Jacobson, President & CEO of Biome. “Together we will help doctors, heart centers, and health
systems deliver superior clinical and financial performance. This is another first for Biome as we
continue on our mission to help care teams deliver better care to more patients at a lower cost.”

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