For coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in the outpatient setting

Nation's Largest Ambulatory Cardiovascular Quality Improvement Registry

With millions of patient records, the PINNACLE Registry® is cardiology's largest outpatient quality improvement registry. As part of the NCDR® suite of clinical registries, the PINNACLE Registry gives clinicians like you the credible quality measurement solutions you need to survive in today’s demanding health care environment.

The registry provides a centralized system for clinical practices to promote practice innovations and achieve clinical excellence.

Participation offers many advantages, including:

  • Easy-to-interpret benchmark reports that validate the quality care you provide and pinpoint opportunities for improvement
  • Access to relevant data focusing on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation—the four most common cardiovascular conditions
  • Minimal data collection that delivers maximum clinical value
  • Multiple methods of data submission that fit seamlessly into practice workflow

Help your practice find ‘meaningful use’ of EHRs in the federal EHR Incentive Program

To answer questions about how to meet ‘meaningful use criteria’ to qualify for the federal EHR Incentive program through the PINNACLE Registry from CMS, please click here to read our FAQ sheet.


The PINNACLE Registry has expanded its focus in atrial fibrillation and includes the latest anticoagulants. The PINNACLE-AF platform operates within the existing PINNACLE Registry.

The expansion of the PINNACLE Registry comes in response to new treatments for atrial fibrillation becoming available. PINNACLE-AF provides a means to monitor practice pattern changes over time while we rigorously assess current practice patterns and help providers evaluate and improve adherence to established guidelines and performance measures. The expansion also provides a deeper data repository for future research and innovation.

Click the links to view the revised PINNACLE Registry data dictionary and data collection form. This version was finalized and released in 2013.

To read a press release detailing early PINNACLE-AF findings, click here

Learn More

If you would like more information or enrollment materials, click here.

To learn more about research and publication opportunities using PINNACLE Registry data, click here

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. are proud to be Founding Sponsors of the PINNACLE Registry.