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Learn About the New Clinical Data Registry During Annual Meeting

0807-Registry StoryEarly in the next year, AAO-HNSF will launch its first registry, Regent℠ , providing reporting capabilities for members to the Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS), with later phases addressing research, MOC, and post-market surveillance capabilities. Details about the registry, its operation, and goals will be presented at a Miniseminar immediately following the Opening Ceremony and at short educational sessions during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ .

“While we are still in the planning phase and have not finalized the data we will be collecting, we do know that it will be disease-specific clinical outcomes data,” said Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS, coordinator for Research and Quality, and chair of the Registry Task Force.

The vendor for Regent is expected to be confirmed before the Annual Meeting and be present at the Registry Booth outside the OTO EXPO℠ .

Members will be able to preview the registry and view demonstrations of registries at the Registry Booth in Lobby D2, on the second level of the convention center. Education sessions, including a Miniseminar immediately after the Opening Session on September 27 and Academy in Act10n sessions, will be presented during the meeting.

“Our overarching goals are for this to be seamless and not introduce anything to the participants’ workflow,” Dr. Ishii said. “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.”

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 individual data.

“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 members will be able to participate. It will be a member benefit.”

“One of the guiding principals is to not add anything to the workflow. Another guiding principle is that we want this to be value-added to our members in a couple of ways. One of them is for us to hold the clinical data on our patients so we can demonstrate that the services we are providing are improving the quality of care. Another pillar of the work is for it to be able to be an avenue for maintenance of certification and for us to be a venue for PQRS reporting.”

For more information, check the AAO-HNS website and the Bulletin, for updates.


Learn About the AAO-HNSF Registry at Special Sessions, Registry Booth

To learn more about the new AAO-HNSF Clinical Data Registry, Regent, be sure to attend a special Miniseminar immediately after the Opening Session on Sunday, September 27. “The Power of Data: Creating a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery,” will have James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F executive vice president and CEO as moderator. The speakers at the Miniseminar will be:

  • Lisa E. Ishii, MD, MHS, associate professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • William L. Rich III, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology medical director for health policy and director of the IRIS Registry
  • Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, professor and chairman of otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Jean Brereton, MBA, AAO-HNSF senior director, Research, Quality and Health Policy, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation