NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) analyses data submitted by NHS clinicians about heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR is committed to providing appropriately analysed, accurate outcome data in a timely manner which is understandable by the public, healthcare providers and the medical profession. We work closely with the specialist Clinical Societies. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2013 2:48:03 PM
Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...
Published: Jan 30, 2013 4:45:25 PM
Published: Jan 29, 2013 7:06:02 AM
The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2012 9:29:41 AM
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) has published its 11th Annual Public Report reporting on performance against national standards for hospitals that admit patients with a heart attack. More...
Published: Nov 15, 2012 12:24:33 AM
Data is collected and submitted by centres using a minimum dataset of 40 fields and through the online Lotus Domino version of the central cardiac audit database (CCAD). To ensure patient confidentiality the CCAD uses advanced data encryption technology to control access to data through a secure key system.
Data collected by each hospital is entered into the central database from a local client computer, either using a Central Cardiac Audit Database (CCAD) supplied user interface, or where another cardiac clinical software system is used in the hospital, as a file in a CCAD defined format, exported from that system. Updates to the central database take place over NHSnet or the Internet. All hospitals are encouraged to submit data on a regular basis. The Adult Cardiac Surgery Tripartite Oversight Group is responsible for encouraging use of the service with participating organisations. It consists of representatives from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme (HQIP).
The main role of this group to safeguard the confidentiality and security of patient, professional and institutional data, and analyses using data and providing the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme (HQIP) with information and analysis on cardiac surgical outcomes for patients and the public.
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