Finalized automatic data transfer process set for AHA GWTG-CAD to CMIP for CHACs
The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association (AHA) have finalized the process for an automatic data transfer from the AHA’s Get with the Guidelines® (GWTG®) – Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) registry directly into the Certification Measure Information Process (CMIP) tool for The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Heart Attack Center (CHAC) certification program.
This process is available to start with fourth quarter 2022 data.
For the data transfer to take place, an organization needs to ensure that its contract with the AHA permits the sharing of data. Organizations new to joining GWTG-CAD should select the opt-in option within their AHA contract to allow for data sharing with The Joint Commission. Existing organizations should contact to amend their contract with the AHA to allow for data sharing.
Additionally, many Acute Heart Attack Ready (AHAR) and Primary Heart Attack Center (PHAC) certification programs have already taken advantage of the automatic data transfer process. If an organization has not opted in yet, it should contact to amend its organization’s contract with the AHA. Manual data entry should continue until confirmation of when the automatic data transfer will begin.
As a reminder, organizations that allow the automatic data transfer from the registry into CMIP should check their data quarterly to ensure data accuracy.
The data transfer schedule is:
- Quarter 1 — June 15
- Quarter 2 — Sept. 15
- Quarter 3 — Dec. 15
- Quarter 4 — March 15
Data needs to be finalized by 11:59 p.m. ET the night before each data transfer date.