Friday, July 2, 2010

How Registries Can Help Performance Measurement Improve Care

Patient registries—databases of clinical information critical to evaluating care processes and outcomes—can play a critical role in measuring quality and cost of health care, yet they are often limited by shortcomings in design and function. Using registries to advance performance measurement and ultimately improve care will involve finding solutions to what are currently common registry limitations.

A new white paper from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported High-Value Health Care Project describes solutions for leveraging both administrative and registry data to make additional performance results available, as well as further increase registry use for performance measurement and other purposes.

Read the paper.

(c) RWJF, 2010

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