Data Collection (& CART)
Hospitals - Outpatient
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 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
- Chest Pain
- Emergency Department (ED) – Throughput
- Pain Management
CART–Outpatient is available for use on a stand-alone, Windows-based computer, in a computer network or in environments without computing resources (paper tools).