The new quality register regulation ensures the long-term development of national quality registers

The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has recognized the huge work that has been done to build up national quality registers in Finland. Committed health care professionals, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and other partners have worked for years to develop national quality registers in Finland.

The first nine quality registers have now got an official status as national quality registers and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has been named as the register holder. This funding makes it possible to continue the efforts for developing better care and treatments in Finland.

The first nine national quality registers were selected based on the importance of public health. Rapid exploitation of the already advanced data production and, on the other hand, the perspectives of data protection legislation were considered as well. The chosen registers designated for the responsibility of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare are:

  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Nephrology
  • Psychosis register
  • Spine register
  • Mouth and teeth deseases
  • Cardiac register
  • Intensive care
  • Inflammatory arthritis

BCB Medical has had the privilege to be part of this important work by providing disease-specific quality registers as partnership registers.  The data collected by BCB Medical’s quality registers has involved the following BCB Quality registers: HIV register, Spine register, Cardiac register, and Inflammatory arthritis register.

The quality registers aim to improve the quality and effectiveness of the care and services received by patients. In addition, the information can be used in benchmarking, research, monitoring and evaluation of the quality of care.

BCB Medical solutions – effective tools for collecting and analyzing clinical data

BCB Medical has developed tools for collecting and analyzing clinical data since 2003, and today the systems are widely used in Finland.

Our offering covers around 100 disease-specific registries that are integrated into hospitals’ electronic health record systems. The data in our platform is collected automatically from various sources: hospitals’ EHR systems, healthcare professionals, and from patients through our integrated MyHealth digital PROM service. Promoting automatic data collecting enables more effective use of resources and improved processes in hospitals.

The collected data can be utilized with our comprehensive data analytics tools. The data is processed and analyzed to help healthcare professionals and patients easily get visibility to relevant treatment information and improve the treatment process. The stored data can also be utilized for research and studies.

From a national, and even global, perspective, it is crucial that the data in quality registers is collected in a standardized and structured form. BCB Medical is an active member of the European level network, EHDEN, that aims to standardize data models for collecting clinical data and real-world evidence.

Building up national quality registers requires harmonized data models. Data has to be collected in a standardized and structured form to enable benchmarking and effective use of the collected clinical data.

Read more from the bulletin by The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health >>
(available only in Finnish or Swedish)

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