Registry Updates and Enhancements


Visit this page to keep up to date with registry updates, corrections, and enhancements.


The AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Registry Enhancements are now live! Please review the resources below to familiarize yourself with the changes in each registry.

Cardiac Registry Enhancements   Pulmonary Registry Enhancements
Explanation of CR Registry Enhancements
Updated CR Data Collection Sheet
Updated CR Definitions & Comments
CR Performance Measure Resources
Explanation of PR Registry Enhancements
Updated PR Data Collection Sheet
Updated PR Definitions and Comments
PR Performance Measure Resources


Historic Enhancements: Cardiac Registry 

JUNE 2016 CORRECTION: Correction to CR Registry Vaccination Fields

We are informing users of the AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry of a programming error in the Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination fields. 

We recently found that if no entry was made in either of these fields when the page was saved, the fields would automatically default to "No".  Users may not have noticed this as they entered data in the rest of the patient record, and unless they went back later and corrected it, the value for each field would remain as "No". This error has been corrected so that if no entry is made the value will remain "Please select...". We have also added an "Unknown" option to allow users to better clarify the patient's vaccination status. This error should not impact reporting of the vaccination status in the outcomes reports, as only records marked as "Yes" are used in the percentage calculations.

Users may want to review past records to make sure the value for each field is the correct value. We apologize for the error.

If your program is interested in the number of patients who DID NOT receive a vaccination, this value may be inaccurate because of the glitch. We recommend reviewing each registry record to ensure the correct value has been recorded. To do so, please follow these instructions:

  1. Use the Data Extraction utility to select records of patients who enrolled after Jan 1, 2016. (They could go back farther if needed, based on number of records. We're probably not interested in patients who didn't enroll.)
  2. Add filter for Discharge Information/Influenza Vaccination = NO. This will get all records of patients where this field was marked as "No".
  3. Download Excel file and review each record with either program records or hospital record to determine if field value is accurate.
  4. Do the same procedure for Pneumococcal Vaccination

If you have any questions, please call 312-321-5146 or email

DECEMBER 2013 ENHANCEMENTS: Click here to read the full listing of enhancements released in December of 2013 for the Cardiac Registry. 

Historic Enhancements: Pulmonary Registry

JUNE 2015 ENHANCEMENTS: In June of 2015, a number of updates were released for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Registry. PR Registry Clinical Enhancements have been selected based on requests of registry users and recommendations from international PR experts. These are designed to enhance the registry user’s ability to capture and report impairment in ventilation, symptoms, physical activity and healthcare utilization, and the impact of PR on these important outcomes. To read more about the enhancements, click here.