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Outcomes Registry in Heart Attack Patients to Generate Numerous Studies; Data Quality Ensured Through Velos Clinical Research Management System
Date:10/8/2009

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An important observational registry evaluating processes of care and one-year outcomes of over 4300 heart attack patients is now being completed. Researchers at the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO have led this observational research study in collaboration with 23 other hospitals throughout the U.S. A vast knowledge store, produced from the significant size and diversity of this cohort, is expected to generate numerous publishable studies in the years ahead. The complex information repository was populated with help from the Velos eResearch Clinical Research Management System to ensure the quality and validity of data that will be available for all studies.

"We have a rich treasure trove of valid data, collected through a huge, observational snapshot of the processes of care for treating acute myocardial infarction patients and their subsequent outcomes," said principal investigator, John A. Spertus, M.D., medical director of cardiovascular education and outcomes research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri; professor of cardiology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City; and adjunct professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. "This venture fits within our overall vision of improving the quality of care in heart attack patients - and it represents a significant evolutionary step in our increasingly complex studies. Velos eResearch provided the foundation for our data collection from this very large, diverse cohort."

Referred to as TRIUMPH (Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status), this registry is unique in the breadth and depth of the sociodemographic and clinical characterization of heart attack patients and their clinical and health status outcomes over time. Health status is often overlooked, yet acknowledged as the best approach for mea
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