ACC Database

Effective January 1, 2016 Medical Dynamics is becoming a part of the CardioPulse/IBS family.  All of us here at Medical Dynamics look forward to the opportunities this partnership has to serve you better.

Tested and Certified by the ACC:

The Medical Dynamics ACC Software has been fully tested and certified by the ACC.

No charge competitive upgrade :  Why no charge?

For a limited time, Medical Dynamics will install the latest ACC version  free to users of competitive ACC systems (current Medical Dynamics customers will, of course, get the upgrade free as part of their standard support contract).  To qualify, your Hospital must be currently submitting to the ACC-NCDR database and have a current participant agreement in place or is setting up a participation agreement with the ACC.   The ACC database installation is placed on your current ACC workstation.  If you have a large data conversion some charges may apply for data conversion and onsite installation/training if required.  Medical Dynamics ACC comes “interface ready”.  Information can be automatically pre-populated into the system using our very successful “Data Distributor” making data collection a breeze.  As each record is validated before export, any corrections can be quickly identified.  Contact Medical Dynamics for more details.

Report Cardiac Cath Outcomes:

Continuous Quality Improvement, Cardiac Cath Outcomes Reporting and rigorous Quality Assurance Programs are more effective when based on the ACC Core Data Elements.  With over 300 participating Hospitals, the ACC database provides unmatched outcomes comparisons.

Outcomes based on Clinical Risk Factors:

Hospital Claims based outcome reporting often does not consider crucial Clinical Risk Factors.  The ACC Database provides hard information on which claims information can be substantiated.  This provides a true picture of Clinical Outcomes Results.  For benchmarking, hospitals receive reports contrasting their results with the local Geographic Region as well as the Nation at Large.  Medical Dynamics ACC software enables a comprehensive suite of internal reports that yield historical and up to the minute information for monitoring and reporting purposes.

Data Harvest to the ACC data center in Maryland:

Four times a year, the Medical Dynamics ACC Database data is forwarded to the ACC in Maryland.  There the data is placed in the ACC Data Warehouse.  The ACC then develops institution-specific reports providing feedback on data quality and analysis of the Hospitals Cardiac Cath outcomes in comparison to national and regional averages.  Before being sent to the ACC, the data is extensively checked and cross-checked by the Medical Dynamics ACC Export software to assure correct data.

Benefits using Medical Dynamics ACC Software and ACC Participation:

  • National and Regional benchmark comparisons
  • Medical Dynamics keeps you current.  All ACC changes are rapidly put in place.
  • Medical Dynamics is COST effective.
  • Your ACC can be a simple standalone to a multi-user muti-hospital system.
  • Your data can be harvested from other sources (Information Systems, etc.)
  • Your data can be sent to other sources using Medical Dynamics Proprietary Data Distributor.
  • HL7 Hospital IS connections available.
  • Over 250 User Defined fields add a custom touch to your ACC
  • Unlimited reporting system.
  • Uses Microsoft standard products (SQL, Access, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Can work with Oracle and Microsoft SQL data warehouses.
  • Encrypted databases available.
  • Email support from within programs.
  • Onsite ACC specialist
  • Medical Dynamics focuses on ACC and STS data collection initiatives.
  • Analyze the care continuum of care in your cardiac cath patients
  • Your Hospital is identified with a national quality improvement program
  • Quality improvement effort results are documented
  • Demonstrate quality of care to Third Parties
  • Immediate and accurate response to request for outcome data
  • Potential areas for improvement are identified
  • Practice patterns are documented
  • Cross-match and rationalize cost containment data with clinical outcome data
  • Medical Dynamics ACC permits “real-time” analysis of outcomes without waiting for Harvest Reports

Effortless Data Entry:

Organized along the lines of the form recommended by the ACC, each field is easy to understand and provides a clear presentation of what is required.

Menu Selections for frequently used items:

Data entry for frequently used selections is made easy by pull down menus.  Each of these can be edited at anytime adding a great deal of flexibility and control.

  • Referring Cardiologist
  • Referring Physician
  • Payor
  • Hospital
  • Operative Surgeon

Medical Dynamics ACC Software can report on all ACC Data Elements:

Every single field in the ACC core data elements can be reported on, compared against or analyzed using

Reporting tools contained in the ACC Software application.  If the large number of furnished reports does not fully cover your exact needs, the data can be fully analyzed using custom reports in Microsoft Access or Crystal Reports.  Some of our larger Hospital groups bring together ACC core data elements from several of their member Hospitals and analyze outcomes within the group.  The Medical Dynamics ACC Database provides unlimited flexibility in outcomes reporting.

Extended or “Custom” Fields:

For local outcomes, the Medical Dynamics ACC Database provides up to 255 user defined custom fields.  Each patient encounter can have a complete set of custom data points collected.  These can then be reported along with the ACC Core data elements.  These extra fields are standard, not optional, with the Medical Dynamics ACC Database.


Medical Dynamics has long been a leader in interfacing to clinical instruments and Hospital systems.  A most valuable interface is to the Hospital HL7 ADT (used for Admission date, demographics, discharge date, social security number and other information).  Medical Dynamics also has standard interfaces to instruments used to collect ACC core data elements.  These interfaces are in the instrument vendor format eliminating custom programming cost by vendors and IS staff.  Some of the standard interfaces are with GE, Witt Biomedical, Mennen Instruments, Camtronics, Quinton Instruments, Midas and Siemens as well as many others.  The Medical Dynamics interfaces are unique in that they account for multiple patient procedures during the same hospital stay.  This is crucial in preventing duplicate admission counts on outcomes reports.

Data Migration Tools:

Tools currently exist for moving legacy ACC data into the proper ACC Core Data Element fields and interpreting the proper format for the data.  This would be of interest to Hospitals and Surgeons that used the Summit Medical System ACC database a few years back.


Training can be arranged either on-site or using Internet training facilities.  The intuitive operation of Medical Dynamics software often requires little training.


Software performs best when properly implemented.  Medical Dynamics offers on-site specialist to assist in setting up and maintaining a successful data collection and data entry program.  This service is available at anytime.


For over 16 years Medical Dynamics has been known for their quality support.  Standard support hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern time.  Support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week including holidays is available if needed.  Support is normally by telephone or Email.  Every site is provided with program enhancements that enable remote dial in assistance and upgrade services.  This remote dial-in access sets up a “one on one” support environment for your users.  Often, basic training can be furnished or enhanced by the dial-in facility.  On-site support is arranged as needed.

Easy to Implement:

The base ACC system can be operational in one day.  Checks and cross checks assure quality data goes in from day one.  Medical Dynamics has a number of different purchase plans available.  Plans are available that provide a fully certified ACC system for no initial software cost.  The purchase of the system can be integrated into a long term support plan.  Everything considered, there isn’t a better ACC package available.

How does it work?

Several methods for data collection and input are used.  The most common is direct key entry into a dedicated computer of all the ACC data points.  Another very popular method is having the Hospital IS department send demographic and discharge information by network to the ACC database.  This would include demographics, complications during Hospital stay, discharge date and mortality information.  This information can be “Cross-Loaded” using the Medical Dynamics “Data Distributor”.  On the same topic, data points can also be populated directly from Cath Lab hemodynamic monitors.  Medical Dynamics makes it easy to create and use a well rounded ACC data collection system.  A lot of the effort is handled automatically.

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