The tremendous growth in interest in health care quality calls out for the best science to guide evaluations and interventions. The QCOR council is ideally situated to advance our understanding of the quality of cardiovascular care, including health outcomes such as mortality and health status, delivery of efficient and appropriate care, or the patient experience of care. QCOR council investigators use a broad array of methods to examine quality ranging from epidemiology to modeling of disease to randomized controlled trials. QCOR Council members also make important impacts on the field of quality through the Circulation-Cardiovascular Outcomes journal, the annual QCOR conference, participation in the Get-With-The-Guidelines registries, creation of position statements and advocacy in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
The Council is an energetic and highly engaged community, committed to multidisciplinary collaboration and career development of young members. As a member of our Council, you immediately become a part of this community, with ample opportunity for engagement in an area central to cardiovascular health and the AHA’s 2020 goals. We look forward to having you join us. Please visit my.americanheart.org/qcorcouncil for more information.
Paul Heidenreich, MD, MS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)