Registration for Get With The Guidelines-Stroke

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Grant:

GWTG-S will be eligible for grant for their first year of registry participation once the application for grant is approved.

Hospitals that participate in GWTG-S will be eligible for funding specific to registry renewal with certain requirements. Funding information for renewal is found here.

GWTG-Stroke Data Release Consent:

In order to develop the Performance Improvement component of the MS
Stroke System of Care, all participating hospitals are required to collect data
utilizing AHA’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke data tool.

Quarterly reports will continue to come to each participating hospital submitting
data and, as well, reports will be sent from IQVIA (the company that
synthesizes the data into report form) to MSDH Director of Acute
Care who will be the guarantor of the Super User Account.

Hospitals will be requested to sign a GWTG Stroke Data Release Consent form
thereby acknowledging that the confidential data will be unblinded at the MSDH
Stroke PI Committee. Furthermore, these PI committee members will be
required to sign confidentiality agreements with MSDH.
Download the form here.


IQVIA Agreement Support Contacts

If you have any further questions, please contact the Help Desk at 888-526-6700:

Esterbin Vargas
201 Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
Office: +1 888 526 6700
[email protected]


Process for GWTG-Stroke Enrollment:

Step #1

New Hospitals must all sign a “Unified Participating Contract” (UPA).

Starting May 2014, the standard Stroke & HF UPA is online.  Sites should contract for these modules using e-agreements/eUPAs.
Click here to start

While we do not encourage changes to the standard agreement, if a site has red-line changes to the standard  UPA, they will need to submit a paper contract.  All non-redlined contracts should be submitted online.

Embedded here is a copy of the online UPA that is sent to any hospital that requests a paper copy of their electronic UPA. The document includes a watermark that informs readers that this is a copy and it also omits any signature blocks or hospital information - this copy cannot and should not be mailed in to IQVIA.

GWTG Contracts Guide

Step #2:

If a site would like any amendments to the UPA (i.e. TJC layer, Outpatient Stroke, Meaningful Use) they would need to complete these amendment forms once they have a signed UPA  in place (the signed UPA would be via the e-contract assuming no changes have been requested by the site).  These amendments are still paper as of May 2014 (the amendments alone would be sent to IQVIA on paper).

Questions regarding GWTG-S may be also directed to Kristen Isom, AHA Quality Director, Jackson MS [email protected]