ACC, ARMUS Corporation Launch Global Quality Solutions Initiative to Improve CV Care
The ACC and ARMUS, a health care data management and data science services corporation, are collaborating to launch Global Quality Solutions, a new initiative to improve cardiovascular health at hospitals and health systems around the world through localized quality improvement initiatives. Global Quality Solutions is based on the foundation that quality improvement in cardiac care is seated in solid data collection, measurable outcomes, benchmarking, education and transparency.
Through the Global Quality Solutions initiative, ACC and ARMUS will work with hospitals around the world to collect data on cardiovascular procedures using evidence-based algorithms powered by ACC’s NCDR program. ARMUS will work directly with hospitals to educate and train on incorporating data collection processes into their workflow and on streamlining how data is integrated into electronic health records. Hospitals will receive initial orientations, then in-person and on-demand trainings on quality improvement best practices, analyzing outcomes data, and planning and implementing organizational change.
“With Global Quality Solutions, ACC is aligning its resources, strategies, tactics and metrics to achieve a greater global impact in reducing heart attack deaths and save lives,” said Salim Virani, MD, PhD, FACC, chair of the ACC Global Quality Solutions Work Group.
“ARMUS Corporation is honored to be chosen as the exclusive provider of data collection, analysis and reporting for this important and first in class worldwide ACC program to improve quality and outcomes in cardiac care,” said Gyula I. Sziraczky, president and CEO of ARMUS. “We are confident that our decades of experience and our unique, industry leading technologies will allow this program to grow and flourish to the benefit of patients, caregivers and hospitals on a global basis.”
Global Quality Solutions will initially launch in South Africa, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, and will expand to additional countries and sites in a later phase. In accordance with ACC’s Chest Pain – MI Registry and CathPCI Registry data sets, three pilot hospitals will conduct beta testing and develop dashboards for tracking quality improvement based on the collected data.
The three pilot sites are:
- Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Keywords: ACC International, CathPCI Registry, Chest Pain MI Registry, Quality Improvement, Electronic Health Records, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Myocardial Infarction, Chest Pain
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