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Regent QCDR Ready for Users

Regent_Square_LogoLearn how to join the AAO-HNSF RegentSM Qualified Clinical Data Registry and how it will help improve patient outcomes during a special Miniseminar that will follow Sunday’s Opening Ceremony. Regent was launched to the full membership on July 25.

“The Future Is Now, Regent: The First Otolaryngology-Specific Clinical Data Registry” will be presented from 9:45 am-11:30 am in Ballroom 20.

Speakers at the session will present details on how far Regent has come since its unveiling last year, the data collected during the registry’s pilot phase, how the registry interfaces with electronic health record systems, future technology enhancements, and the experiences of a pilot site. Time will be reserved to answer questions from the audience.

All practices interested in securing one-year free access to Regent for their providers, must execute a signed contract by September 30, 2016. Attendees can execute contracts on site in the Regent booth in the Sails Pavilion. The Regent booth opens at noon Sunday and closes at noon Wednesday.

“This Miniseminar is designed to educate our Members about the progress that has been made as well as the capabilities Regent brings to the table,” said AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO James C. Denneny III, MD. “Attendees will be able to see how it works.

“We will discuss the clinical areas the registry is covering, what Regent can do as far as quality reporting with CMS, both related to PQRS and MIPS [the Merit-based Incentive Payment System], which replaces it. We will talk about performance measures, what we will measure, and where the data comes from.”

Lisa E. Ishii, MD, MHS, coordinator for Research and Quality and member of the Regent Executive Committee, will discuss the results of Regent’s recently completed pilot phase, the data that is being collected, and future plans for Regent.

The other speakers will be Tim Parr, vice president of technology for FIGmd, who will speak on registry technology innovation, and H. Louise Eddy, MS, CCC/A, FAAA, executive director of Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, PA, Houston, TX, who will present the perspective of a private practice that participated in the Regent pilot phase.

“Regent is important for AAO-HNS/F, its Members, and the sub-specialty societies the Academy and Foundation are working with in developing the registry because it will help collect the clinical information needed to improve outcomes and control costs” Dr. Denneny said.

“This registry will be able to collect data from multiple sites and multiple practice types, and help us determine objectively what are the most effective treatments for patients across the breadth of the specialty,” he said. “We have never had the ability to get data from such a diverse provider population that is free of outside interests in such a rapid fashion.”

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