To facilitate better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association (AHA) developed a registry for hospitals and health systems caring for COVID-19 patients. The University of Michigan, through MCORRP, has been a contributing site to this national registry. The National Registry ended in 2022 but MCORRP has continued to collect f/u data.
The AHA registry was designed to assess the clinical treatment patterns, variations and cardiovascular outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the nation. The registry will focused on real-time data from acute care hospitals to better help clinicians and researchers understand and provide feedback to healthcare organizations on how to best treat COVID-19 patients. The AHA’s COVID-19 Registry powered by Get With The Guidelines builds on 20 years of successful hospital quality improvement efforts.
MCORRP collects data on patients one year after discharge. Since many people diagnosed with COVID-19 experience symptoms long after they were first diagnosed, a follow-up questionnaire is sent to patients via e-mail. For those patients without a current e-mail address, a f/u telephone call is conducted for patients in whom baseline data has been collected.