AAFP TIPS: Clinical Data Registries

Release date: October 9, 2018

Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define a clinical data registry (CDR)
  2. Identify the benefits of using a CDR in a physician practice
  3. Determine if a clinical data registry will add value to your electronic health record (EHR) and practice operations
  4. Understand how a CDR obtains data
  5. Examine the cost and potential qualitative and quantitative return on investment of a CDR
  6. Identify staff tasks and workflow that will need to be assigned to use a CDR
  7. Understand how using a clinical data registry can help physicians meet reporting and performance requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  8. Identify CDRs that are qualified to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to fulfill reporting requirements of MIPS
  9. Use a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) to carry-out improvement activities (IA) that meet MIPS requirements
  10. Earn points in the promoting interoperability (PI) category of MIPS by participating with a CDR
  11. Follow a process to narrow the number of potential registries for use in the practice
  12. Identify selection criteria and use them to rate and select a clinical data registry 
  13. 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.

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