The National Quality Assurance Intelligence System (NQAIS) National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM) tool allows hospital analyses of local Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE) data for purpose of identifying and trending mortality. NQAIS NAHM is a web-enabled interactive online tool. The system has been designed by the Health Intelligence Unit, Health & Wellbeing, HSE with support from HSE nominated ICT Vendor.
In December 2014 the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) was asked by the HSE Quality Improvement Division to work with HSE Health Intelligence Unit to support the implementation and ultimate monitoring of a National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM).
NOCA through its established governance structures commenced deployment of NQAIS NAHM to all acute hospitals. NOCA has established a multidisciplinary Governance Committee, with clinical and executive leadership from the Irish Hospitals and health service .
National Audit of Hospital Mortality analyses HIPE data for purpose of identifying and trending mortality in acute hospitals in Ireland.
The aims of this audit are to
- Understand and improve the quality of hospital based mortality data
- Stimulate reflection on the quality of overall patient care
- Identify potential areas for improvement.