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    Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program
    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
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    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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Hospital Participation

Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative - Hospital Participation


An important component of the Texas Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative consists of evaluating data collected from hospitals who voluntarily agree to participate with DSHS. The data is de-identified and individual hospitals are not identified in DSHS reports. Episodes of care for patients diagnosed with heart attack and stroke are evaluated for timeliness and appropriateness of care. Reports can be found on the Overview webpage.

How to Participate

All hospitals are encouraged to participate in the DSHS Texas Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative. All data received by DSHS is de-identified and, when submitted via RAC, aggregated. While 100% participation is the goal, hospital participation is voluntary. DSHS uses hospital, and pre-hospital, de-identified data to conduct a needs assessment/gap analysis and works with communities to improve care for heart attack and stroke patients in Texas. Individual hospitals’ data is never identified.

Hospitals may participate through any of the following simple options:

Heart Attack Component Methods of Participation
Heart Attack ComponentHeart Attack Component

  ACTION Registry - Get With The Guidelines®

  If an existing registry user, please complete both of the following:

  If not an existing user, but would like to be, please contact:
  Larissa De Luna
  Phone: 512-338-2471
  Email: Larissa.deluna@heart.org  

  STEMI Data Collection Tool

  To determine your RAC, please contact:
  Heather Bullis, MPH
  Phone: 512-776-3434
  Email: Heather.Bullis@dshs.state.tx.us 

RACs collect aggregate, de-identified data biannually in March and August. The STEMI Data Collection Tool (click for PDF) was designed to collect data that is comparable to the core measures collected through ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines®.










Stroke Component Methods of Participation
 Stroke Component Stroke Component

  Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Registry

  If an existing user, please complete both of the following:

  If not an existing user but would like to be, please contact:
  Larissa De Luna
  Phone: 512-338-2471
  Email: Larissa.deluna@heart.org

  Stroke Data Collection Tool

  To determine your RAC, please contact:

  Heather Bullis, MPH
  Phone: 512-776-3434
  Email: Heather.Bullis@dshs.state.tx.us 

RACs collect aggregate, de-identified data biannually in March and August. The Stroke Data Collection Tool (click for PDF) was designed to collect data that is comparable to the core measures collected through Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Registry.


Current Hospital Participation Across Texas

Additional Resources

Below you can find additional resources related to the data collection collaborative, including information for hospitals who may be interested in participating. 

For questions related to the DSHS Initiative and hospital participation, please contact:

Heather Bullis, MPH
Program Coordinator
Phone: 512-776-3434
Email: Heather.Bullis@dshs.state.tx.us

For information on the DSHS Stroke Designation Program please contact:

Elizabeth Stevenson, RN
Designation Program Manager
(512) 834-6700, ext. 6794
Elizabeth.Stevenson@dshs.state.tx.us


Last updated July 21, 2017