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Learn About ENT Clinical Data Registry at Miniseminar, Booth

AAO-HNSF will launch Regent℠ , its ENT clinical data registry, early next year. Learn about the benefits of Regent, its operations and goals during a Miniseminar immediately following today’s Opening Ceremony and at short educational sessions during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ .

U.S.-based Members who attend the Registry MinisRegent_Square_Logoeminar immediately following the Opening Ceremony will be guaranteed highest priority when registration for Regent begins and will be eligible to have the application fee and first year’s maintenance fee waived.

Regent will initially provide its participants the capability to report to the Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS), with later phases addressing new reporting requirements, new measures, research, maintenance of certification, and post-market surveillance.

“Our overarching goal is for the use of the registry to be seamless and not introduce anything to the participants’ workflow,” said Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS, Coordinator for Research and Quality, and Chair of the Registry Task Force. “So, if you are a physician seeing patients, we are not planning to add any steps where you have to complete any new forms or enter data. You will continue seeing patients in your typical manner, and data extraction will occur behind the scenes from the electronic medical records (EMR). For practices without an EMR, we will have options for online data submission.”

A Miniseminar, “The Power of Data: Creating a Clinical Data Registry for Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery,” will be presented at 9:30 am today in Hall B. James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO, will be the session moderator. The Miniseminar speakers will be:

Dr. Ishii, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who will explain what Regent is and why it is important to AAO-HNSF Members.

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will review the AAO-HNSF performance measures development process and how those measures will be incorporated into Regent.

Jean Brereton, MBA, AAO-HNSF Senior Director, Research, Quality and Health Policy, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, will discuss Qualified Clinical Data Registry requirements and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

William L. Rich III, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Medical Director for Health Policy and Director of the IRIS Registry, will discuss his experience building the IRIS Registry, innovative approaches to measure development with registries, the value proposition of the registry, and how to maximize the value of the registries in the future.

The Miniseminar will include a panel discussion featuring the speakers, who will have a dialogue with the audience and answer questions.

Information about Regent also will be available at the Regent Booth, in Lobby D on the second level of the convention center. At the booth, Members will be able to view demonstrations of similar registries, and meet with the registry vendor, whose technology platform will power Regent.

The vendor will have the capability to extract data from electronic medical records from participating physicians  and medical centers.  The de-identified data collected in aggregate will be owned by the Academy.  Registry participants will continue to own their own individual data.

In addition, Academy in Act10n sessions about Regent will be presented in Lobby D, Level 2 at 12:40 pm today; 2:15 pm and 2:40 pm Monday; and 10:15 and 10:40 am Tuesday.

“The Academy will maintain oversight for data access for research purposes, but individual Members will have access to, and own, their individual patient data,” Dr. Ishii said. “Only U.S.-based Members will be able to participate. It will be a Member benefit.”