Background and History

Founded in March 2002, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Inc. (CV Outcomes) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the advancement of outcomes research and quality assessment/improvement in cardiovascular disease. CV Outcomes serves as the administrative coordinator for the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

Founded in March 2002, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Inc. (CV Outcomes) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the advancement of outcomes research and quality assessment/improvement in cardiovascular disease. CV Outcomes serves as the administrative coordinator for the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

Founded in February 2001, CORC is a national group of leaders in cardiovascular outcomes research who collaboratively conduct studies in the methodology of outcomes assessment and quality improvement. Institutions include

  • The Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Case-Western Reserve University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Alberta
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Iowa
  • Washington University
  • and numerous other sites on a project-by-project basis

The first CORC project enrolled 547 CHF patients from 13 centers into an outpatient cohort study to determine the minimal clinically important change in score on the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire. A second CORC project is the PREMIER QI Registry, a 12-center effort to prospectively track the outcomes (including health status) of patients recovering from an acute myocardial infarction.

CV Outcomes has also entered into a partnership with the American College of Cardiology for two of its three Guidelines Applied to Practice (GAP) projects. These demonstration projects in Chronic Stable Angina (based in Alabama) and Congestive Heart Failure (based in Oregon) will define the patient-centered advantages of optimal medical care by quantifying changes in patients’ health status with the Seattle Angina Questionnaire and the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire.

Policies related to the governance of CV Outcomes, Inc. are available upon request. Email us for more information.

Created: June 19, 2002 16:40
Last updated: October 27, 2015 08:30


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