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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
The use of cardiac catheterization procedures for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased in recent decades, and technological advances have expanded the scope of the field into more complex procedures. Because these procedures are still relatively new, their use has not been standardized, which makes it difficult to compare outcomes across institutions.
The Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes (C3PO) was created in 2007 to address this issue by prospectively collecting data on catheterizations from multiple institutions via a web-based tool. The collaborative project yielded the first risk adjustment method (CHARM) to allow equitable comparisons of outcomes among institutions, endorsed by the National Quality Forum, and to date the only nationally endorsed quality metric in congenital catheterization.
By 2013, enough data had been amassed for analysis, and a quality improvement initiative was launched. This program, called C3PO-QI, aims to establish standardized, comparable metrics for cardiac catheterization procedures in children.
C3PO-QI’s first initiative was to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab. Going forward, the program is uniquely poised to deliver a wide range of fast-paced quality improvements in the field. C3PO-QI’s intimate network allows for rapid user feedback, which is particularly helpful during the implementation stage of new initiatives.
Fifteen institutions across the United States are currently participating in the collaboration, and five more are joining in 2016.
Over the next decade, the standardization practices driven by C3PO-QI and other registries will continue to advance patient-centered care and risk reduction measures.
Read more about C3PO-QI in Heart Murmurs.
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