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NICOR releases new data tools to assist hospitals with their local audit programmes
In collaboration with the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland, NICOR has developed a series of new data tools for all participating hospitals to use.
There are three components:
These tools are linked to the live national dataset.
This will provide each hospital with an overview of its data completeness for the audit and allows them to drill down to individual patients at that centre to determine where data are missing. This will help hospitals improve data completeness and accuracy.
This allows each hospital to look at how it currently compares with the national average as well as the best centres. If the information does not appear correct, this will give hospitals time to check their data and make appropriate valid corrections. This will improve the accuracy of the data provided to NICOR and hence the accuracy of the information NICOR provides back.
This tool allows you to design your own queries on your data and to see how you compare with the national average.
For all reports information is displayed graphically, in tables and downloadable as pdf documents.
The reporting tools are available once you have logged into the NICOR IT platform (username/password required) and are accessible for PCI and ACS in the User Reports and Data Completeness Tabs on the upper navigator menu. This guide shows this pictorially.
We are providing a ‘User Guide’ which is available from the main login screen within the NICOR Wiki page to help you make the most out of these applications. If you have any queries about these tools, please contact the NICOR helpdesk.
We have also produced video demonstrations with NICOR Clinical Lead for the National Audit for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Professor Peter Ludman, showing you how to use the tools, with more to be uploaded shortly. Watch here:
We hope this ability to see your local information on an immediate basis will encourage you to collect and upload data on a weekly basis to assist your local audit programmes.