Quality Improvement for Institutions | NCDR Debuts in East Africa

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The ACC and Aga Khan Health Services have partnered to implement the CathPCI Registry in two hospitals in East Africa, becoming the first in the region to participate in ACC’s NCDR registry program.

In the initial phase of this five-year collaboration with the ACC, Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, have been selected to participate in the CathPCI Registry.

The challenges of health care in this region are well-known — from low access to insufficient research. This partnership with Aga Khan Health Services will provide these first NCDR registry sites quality metrics to improve heart health in their communities,” said ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC.

With the debut of NCDR in East Africa, the number of countries participating in one or more of ACC’s clinical registries is up to 10. The ACC hopes to leverage NCDR data through these partnerships and create a collaborative global network to inform quality of care measurement and feedback, device surveillance, assessment of patient-centered outcomes and more.

“We are grateful to the [ACC] and Aga Khan Health Board, USA, for enabling the Aga Khan Hospitals in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam to participate in the registry, which will allow these hospitals to improve the quality of their recently established cardiovascular programs by tracking and benchmarking outcomes of cardiovascular procedures,” says Sulaiman Shahabuddin, MSc, MBA, regional CEO for Aga Khan Health Services in East Africa.

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Kenya, Benchmarking, Tanzania, Registries, Hospitals, Research, Africa, National Cardiovascular Data Registries

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