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Patient Registries

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What is a patient registry?
In it’s simplest form, a registry is a list of all patients in a physician’s practice who share some characteristic, such as gender, age group, or disease state. By tracking like characteristics, physicians can better organize patient’s care.

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Patient Registries

  1. 1. Patient Registries • What is a patient registry? In it’s simplest form, a registry is a list of all patients in a physician’s practice who share some characteristic, such as gender, age group, or disease state. By tracking like characteristics, physicians can better organize patient’s care.© Medical Network One Health Solutions 2012 1
  2. 2. Patient Registries• Identify specific populations• Has flags at point of care• Identifies patients for outreach• Shows trends over periods of time• Shows areas needing improvement• Reporting capabilities © Medical Network One Health Solutions 2012 2
  3. 3. Patient Registries• WellCentive is an example of a registry •Has built in guidelines •Has reporting •Meets Meaningful Use• EMR’s can be used as registries •You must be able to track •You must be able to report•Reporting is needed • to identify populations • for quality improvement•Specific guidelines need to be followed for patient care• All registries require proper maintenance •Good data in=good data out •Keep current populations © Medical Network One Health Solutions 2012 3
  4. 4. Patient Registries• Building registries take time • Start simple • Decide on what care you will track • Build on that care as you go along • Add a work flow in your office to identify who is going to enter the data • How are you going to use that data •Who will be responsible for extracting it from the registry • Allow yourself a reasonable amount of time before you put your data to use© Medical Network One Health Solutions 2012 4

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