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Minnesota Stroke Registry

The Minnesota Stroke Registry is Minnesota’s statewide registry of acute stroke patients. Hospitals submit data on stroke patients online through the Minnesota Stroke Registry’s free data collection and reporting platform, which is available to all Minnesota hospitals. Real-time reports on core measures, performance measures, and quality of care indicators are available at no charge. All hospitals meet stroke measure data submission requirements for the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System (SQRMS) by submitting data to the Minnesota Stroke Registry.

Participation Levels

There are two tracks of participation in the Minnesota Stroke Registry. All acute treatment hospitals* must participate at one of these levels.

Track 1: Quality

Submit minimum (SQRMS) data on emergency department care, for statewide quality reporting

Track 2: Coverdell

Submit full panel of data on emergency and inpatient care. Data are submitted to the CDC Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry.

*Exempted: Federal and Indian Health Service hospitals, children’s hospitals, and facilities designed primarily for specialty services.

Data Submission Schedule

  • Q1 (Jan - Mar) due August 15
  • Q2 (Apr - Jun) due November 15
  • Q3 (Jul - Sep) due February 15
  • Q4 (Oct - Dec) due May 15

Case definition

Ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) patients presenting to the emergency department (admitted or transferred to another acute treatment facility). An ICD-10 code list is provided by MDH. Certain exclusions apply.


MDH provides a one-hour training session for abstractors. Training webinars are offered regularly to provide updates on data and abstraction issues. Technical assistance is available upon request.

For questions, email:  or call (651) 201-5413.

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