System updates scheduled for March 30 - April 1

Some functions of the QualityNet Secure Portal will be intermittently unavailable between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET from Thursday, March 30, through Saturday, April 1, to allow for system updates. This may affect submissions to the data warehouses and access to QualityNet applications.

Data Collection (& CART)


CART, the CMS Abstraction & Reporting Tool, is a powerful application for the collection and analysis of quality improvement data. Through data collection, retrospective analyses and real-time reporting, CART enables hospitals to comprehensively evaluate and manage quality improvement efforts. Whether a hospital is seeking Medicare certification and/or Joint Commission accreditation, or undertaking its own quality improvement initiatives, CART is ideal for the data collection and analyses that are essential to the success of all quality improvement efforts. The application is available at no charge to hospitals or other organizations seeking to improve the quality of care in the following clinical areas:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Heart Failure (HF)
  • Immunization (IMM)
  • Pneumonia (PN)
  • Stroke (STK)
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

CART is available for use on a stand-alone, Windows-based computer, in a computer network or in environments without computing resources (paper tool). For more CART details, see the Executive Summary, PDF.

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