AAFP TIPS: Clinical Data Registries
Release date: October 9, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define a clinical data registry (CDR)
- Identify the benefits of using a CDR in a physician practice
- Determine if a clinical data registry will add value to your electronic health record (EHR) and practice operations
- Understand how a CDR obtains data
- Examine the cost and potential qualitative and quantitative return on investment of a CDR
- Identify staff tasks and workflow that will need to be assigned to use a CDR
- Understand how using a clinical data registry can help physicians meet reporting and performance requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Identify CDRs that are qualified to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to fulfill reporting requirements of MIPS
- Use a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) to carry-out improvement activities (IA) that meet MIPS requirements
- Earn points in the promoting interoperability (PI) category of MIPS by participating with a CDR
- Follow a process to narrow the number of potential registries for use in the practice
- Identify selection criteria and use them to rate and select a clinical data registry
- Explore the features and benefits of two CDRs that serve primary care physicians
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Author: Sandy Pogones, MPA, CPHQ, Sr Strategist Health Care Quality, American Academy of Family Physicians
This course does not carry CME credit.