STEMI DATA COLLECTION
The primary aim of LERN’s STEMI system of care efforts is to develop a comprehensive STEMI system in Louisiana to provide timely access to proven treatments necessary to reduce death. Since inception, participation in state-wide data collection was a requirement of all STEMI Receiving Centers. LERN is now implementing the required data collection process. The data collected by the STEMI Receiving Centers will provide the LERN STEMI Medical Director with the opportunity to provide direction for improvement and will also help to validate the state STEMI system of care. The data collection requirements focus on the time stamps for evaluation and management of STEMI patients. To this end, the LERN STEMI Receiving Center Data Collection Tool was developed.