“The goal is to transform data into information and information into insight.”

Carly Fiorina

Clinical Data Abstraction Resources

The dedicated efforts of the clinical data abstractor in collecting and reporting accurate information are regarded as critical to the MSQC’ s success because from the data emerges the impetus and inspiration for quality improvement endeavors to favorably affect patient outcomes. Reliable and valid data are ensured through initial and continuous training, data reliability audits and certification exams.


Frequently Used Links

  • Submit the MSQC Update Form to
    • change contact information or hospital name
    • register for SCQR training
    • add a physician to the workstation (for abstraction purposes only),
    • request to unlock locked cases
    • request a delegate to attend MSQC meeting or conference call
  • Submit Data Definition questions using this form
  • 2023 MSQC Program Manual is available in the Workstation Resources
  • MSQC Changelog: this is a running list of MSQC updates and communications

SCQR Newsletter: In Case you Missed it

Issue One – June 2022

Issue Two – August 2022

Issue Three – October 2022

Issue Four – February 2023

Issue Five – April 2023