Registry DIRECT

Save time with automated data abstraction

Healthcare organizations spend on average 45 minutes per patient to manipulate and upload data to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) online registry. Nordic has created a solution that will allow you to save thousands of hours by automating data abstraction.



Secure, FHIR-based interface

Hospitals grant Nordic access to their EHR data via a web services interface based on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). This interface is supported by Epic, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, and other ONC-certified EHR vendors and allows the secure exchange of data with an outside service based on HTTPS communication, a common web services standard.

Once access is established, Nordic’s solution can query your EHR for data and build a GWTG compatible extract using the data provided. Below is a proposed workflow with automatic processes depicted in green and manual processes in gray:


Automated data transformation

  • Nordic offers a time-saving data transformation application for users of several different EHRs
  • Nordic configures a connection to a secure web service that pulls the necessary data from your EHR, translates the data into GWTG’s required format, and provides the file for upload to the GWTG registry
  • Data abstractors can then check over the data and upload to GTWG’s online registry, saving massive time per patient


  • Organizations can reduce time spent preparing and uploading data by an estimated 75%
  • Simply pay $8 per patient record abstracted
  • PHI remains safe with the security of Microsoft Azure
  • Participate in more GWTG registries with less overhead

Enjoy time savings and the ability to focus on more strategic work.