Healthcare Information Division

CORC - Getting Started

The following steps should be completed as soon as possible to help expedite use of the CORC system.

  1. Verify that your hospital's computer (used for reporting CABG cases to CCORP) meets the CORC minimum system requirements
    • Access to a personal computer (with the following minimum configuration)
      • 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB hard drive (at least 200 MB Free)
      • High speed Internet connection (preferred) or 56K modem (or faster)
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or higher)
        • 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL). You can confirm that this component of your Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or higher) browser is installed by opening your browser and clicking on the Help menu then About Internet Explorer. Within the pop-up window it should state "Cipher Strength: 128-bit". this component must be installed for you to access the CORC system.
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 (or higher). This is a FREE product that can be downloaded from the Internet.
      • Virus Checking Software
      • File Compression Program. CORC accepts files that are 3MB or less. Files that are more than 3MB must be zipped in order to be submitted successfully. The following compression applications are supported and can be obtained from the manufacturer's Web site: Winzip, Pkzip, or gzip.
      • CD-ROM (optional)
    • Internet access through an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    • E-mail account. CORC sends e-mail reminders and notices to a hospital's primary contact and administrator.
  2. Computer-Based Training (CBT): Please plan to take this step-by-step course on how to submit your CABG surgery data to CCORP through the CORC System.
  3. Get a CORC Username and Password:
    • CORC access requires a unique username and password.
    • CORC User Registration lists the forms to establish CORC accounts at your hospital.
  4. Have your 6-month report period data ready to submit.
  5. Make sure your file is in a fixed length, flat file format.
    • No other format will be accepted by CORC.
  6. Make sure your data is in one file.
    • CORC will not allow you to submit multiple files.
  7. Verify that your data meets the required file specifications
  8. Before submitting your file, know the number of records for the report period.
    • You will be required to enter the number of records that you are submitting for the report period into the Data Transmittal screen of CORC. If you do not know the number of records that you're submitting, you may want to contact your IT department to obtain that number or open the file and count the records individually.
Page last revised: June 29, 2012 2:54 PM