Berlin Myocardial Infarction Registry
- © BHiR
The Berlin Myocardial Infarction Registry (BMIR) is a non-profit, charitable organization which collects data on hospital care of patients with acute myocardial infarction since 1998. It is the aim of the Registry to support hospitals as well as other institutions within the public health sector in improving care for patients with myocardial infarction. The BMIR is a joint initiative of a substantial number of Berlin hospitals, the TU-Berlin and the Berlin Chamber of Physicians.
The BMIR can show how evidence based treatment practices are implemented in day to day routine. A nice example is the increase in percutaneous coronary interventions for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction from 19% in 1999 to 90% in 2010 within the BMIR.
Since 1 January 2013 the BMIR has its office in the Department of Management in Health Care (korrekte englische Übersetzung?) of the TU Berlin. There, the data collected are analysed, and the results of data analysis are fed back to the representatives in the hospitals. The analysis includes a comparison of the hospitals amongst each other as well as the specific results of one hospital compared to the total.
For further information please consults also the website of the BMIR www.herzinfarktregister.de