Florida Stroke Registry Serves as Trough of Valuable Research: Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA

March 26, 2021
Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA

The chair of neurology and Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine outlined the Florida Stroke Registry and its capabilities.

"The goal of the registry is to collect information, share best practices, and benchmark your performances. We’ve created a number of products, including the hospital disparities dashboard. This can tell how a hospital looks each year compared to other hospitals in the region and the state.”

At the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) International Stroke Conference 2021, March 17–19, a number of presentations featured data from the Florida Stroke Registry. The statewide initiative pools data from hospitals participating in the “Get With the Guidelines–Stroke” quality improvement program as an effort to improve stroke care.

By tracking, measuring, and benchmarking Florida hospitals’ performance and outcome metrics, the registry has had a direct impact on the quality of care and reduction in disparities in participating hospitals. These disparities are observed by data-driven perspectives on factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, and geographic stroke locations.

As the chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders, Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA, has been fully entrenched with the initiative and the recent presented findings. In an interview with NeurologyLive, Sacco discussed how the registry came about and the organizational effort it took to conduct numerous research projects at the same time.