2018 ACS CD 15-5 Requirements

Trauma Registry Vendor Community Embraces Support for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) CD 15-5 Risk-adjusted Benchmarking Requirements

Conifer, CO 11/14/2018 – The trauma vendor community announces expanded support for ACS risk-adjusted benchmarking initiatives. In February of this year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) revised the requirements for participation in risk-adjusted benchmarking programs. The revised ACS CD 15-5 policy does not require participation in ACS TQIP®.

The trauma vendor community is committed to develop a new set of initiatives to help support ACS risk-adjusted benchmarking requirements, ACS verification, and the life-saving mission of the trauma registry community as a whole. A cornerstone of these initiatives by the trauma vendor community is a vendor funded national trauma repository that will be launched and made available for participation nationwide in 2019. This repository will be used to advance risk-adjusted research for use by any vendor, system, or database.

“Driving innovation in the trauma registry industry is what drives organizations such as Lancet Technology,” said Leon Bowman, president of Lancet Technology. “We are proud to support this ACS requirement in furtherance of trauma care.”

Clinical Data Management (CDM) President Jody Summers commented, “It was a no-brainer for us to give back to the community in this way, by providing additional perspective and an analytical base driving performance improvement, not only for our trauma systems but all trauma systems nationwide.”

“This initiative is particularly near and dear to my heart,” said Digital Innovation CEO, Dr. John Kutcher. “My late mentor, Dr. William J. Sacco, was a pioneer in establishing risk-adjusted methods, and for that and many other accomplishments, was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). This initiative allows our industry to carry on the legacy of Dr. Sacco’s important work.”

Additional details will be provided in the future. Interested participants, researchers, and advisors can connect with this important national initiative by contacting any of the trauma registry vendors below.

The trauma registry community is proud to support this ACS risk-adjusted benchmarking requirement and initiative and is excited for the potential to establish the nation’s largest real-time performance improvement network to help achieve our country’s goal of zero preventable deaths.


ACS CD 15-5 – www.standupforpi.org/acs-cd-15-5-requirements
ACS CD 15-5 is a requirement in ACS’s optimal guidelines that establishes criteria for risk-adjusted database participation.

Clinical Data Management – www.c-d-m.com
For more than 30 years, CDM has been a leading supplier of trauma registry solutions, including its flagship TraumaBase™ and eTraumaBase™ products, with a strong emphasis on clinical innovation, support, and performance improvement.

Digital Innovation – www.dicorp.com
DI is the nationwide leader in supplying hospital, state, and system trauma registry solutions with more than 30 years of experience in driving technology and innovation to help improve outcomes of the injured patient.

Lancet Technology – www.lancettechnology.com
Lancet has been a leading supplier of trauma registry solutions, with its Trauma One product line of Windows and Web-based trauma registry solutions. For more than 30 years, Lancet has provided optimal solutions that embrace change while adhering to data and operational standards.