3140 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL INITIATIVES G.L. Rosenthal Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA Single-center, quality improvement (QI) efforts in pediatric and congenital cardiovascular care have been limited by patient heterogeneity, rare disease entities, and complex interdisciplinary care processes. To overcome these challenges, several national QI efforts are being developed. The QI Taskforce of the Adult Congenital/Pediatric Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology is developing quality metrics for benchmarking heart center performance. It has also worked with the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) to develop a congenital heart component for the NCDR. The Joint Council for Congenital Heart Disease (JCCHD) is developing a national QI project to improve outcomes following first-stage palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. These national efforts overcome some of the QI challenges in the field by fostering collaboration among pediatric cardiologists. A progress update will be provided during this talk.