About PERForm


The PERFusion Measures and outcomes (PERForm) registry is a clinical registry that focuses on the technology and practice of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The registry was designed to augment the ongoing collection of data reflecting cardiac surgical practices. The PERForm registry vision is to manage patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass with the highest quality care and optimal value.

Participating institutions submit quarterly harvest files (i.e., PERForm perfusion data as well as surgical data). Datasets are linked at the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative PERForm Data Coordinating Center. These linked data offer participants a more comprehensive and informed version of operative practices and their impact on clinical outcomes.


PERForm became part of the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative in 2010 and has been providing participants with quarterly benchmark reports reflecting CPB practices since 2011. These reports provide front-line clinicians with accurate, timely and actionable information to enable them to continuously improve the care and outcomes for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Centers are able to compare discrete perfusion practices to other institutions, and identify the relationship between these practices and clinical outcomes.

Members of the Michigan Perfusion Society meet at the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative quarterly meetings, in part, to review quarterly PERForm data and to plan targeted quality improvement initiatives.

Participating Sites

Michigan Sites are part of the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative with support provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. As of April 2017, 32 of the 33 adult cardiac surgery programs in Michigan are participating in the PERForm Registry.

The United States – There are ten centers outside of Michigan that are members of the PERForm Registry, with interest from a number of other centers.

The World – PERForm also has interest from several centers outside of the United States.

Interested in PERForm?

To learn more about the PERForm Registry or if you would like to join, please fill out our application and someone will contact you shortly.

PERForm Registry Staff

Donald Likosky, PhD, PERForm Registry Director
Barbara Benedetti, PERForm Project Assistant

Data Harvest Schedule

For surgical and perfusion data the MSTCVS PERForm Harvest Schedule coincidence with the STS National Harvest Schedule.  To ensure the accuracy of the PERForm Registry quarterly reports, please double-check that all perfusion cases have been entered into the PERForm database no later than a week after the end of the national harvest schedule.

Once you are satisfied with the quality of your surgical data, please upload this file through MiShare, coping Jing Lu at jinglu@med.umich.edu.  Instructions on uploading your data  files.