CardiacEncounters is a custom application being developed by Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist, R.J., Westcott, M.D. The goal of CardiacEncounters is to fully integrate our cardiology database with our electronic medical record system. With philanthropic support from our community, the integration will allow each patient’s information to be quickly collated in the format required for submission to the national cardiology database with a single keystroke. The alignment will also make the database a more robust resource for data mining research and analyses, possibly eliminate unnecessary testing and allow us to easily track and process local patient data for participation in national clinical trials. Learn more at Swedishfoundation.org/heart.