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Why Registries Are More Essential Now Than Ever

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Mar 22, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Registry abstraction graphic to illustrate the increasing need and importance of registries and healthcare data abstraction.

As you know, healthcare registries are used to track outcomes and capture patient data for defined populations. Registries are valuable because the information they contain can be analyzed and used to make data-driven decisions and improvements to patient care. In the age of value-based payments, quality improvements are often tied to improved financial outcomes. The examples below underscore why registries are becoming increasingly important under payment models that prioritize quality, outcomes and efficiency – and why accurate registry reporting is so critical.

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Topics: quality reporting, registry abstraction, data abstraction, healthcare data abstraction

Double-Take: When Your Reports Show 'Pregnant Men and Smoking  Babies'

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Nov 20, 2017 10:50:15 AM

In the age of value-based care, accurate, clean, and complete data analytics has never been more important for provider payments and population health.

A misplaced or overlooked checkmark on a patient’s chart and electronic health record can create a cascade of consequences, not just for that patient but also for the physician or health system’s reimbursements. That possibility was among the topics of a recent, humorously-titled article, “Are Your Reports Showing Pregnant Men and Smoking Babies,” appearing in the online edition of Health IT Outcomes. Read the article here.

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Topics: registry abstraction, value-based care, population health, data abstraction

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