AAO-HNSF to build clinical data registry for otolaryngology

During a morning session today at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM, James C. Denneny III, MD, Executive Vice President and CEO, announced the selection of FIGmd to build RegentSM, the first otolaryngology-specific clinical data registry.

“We chose to work with FIGmd based on their experience making data collection meaningful. FIGmd has the technology to collect data directly from EHRs, minimizing the burden of data collection on physicians and their practices. And they are renowned for their project management capacity and quick implementation,” said Dr. Denneny.

Regent’s collection of clinical data will ultimately help to improve patient care by documenting care outcomes and identifying potential gaps in clinician knowledge and performance. It will monitor patterns of care, progression of disease, treatment effectiveness and safety. Regent will help practices report on measures for federal and private quality reporting programs, demonstrate the value of care, negotiate with insurers, and prepare for alternative payment models. It will support physician certification and licensure maintenance, and facilitate post-market surveillance for medical devices and drugs.

“Our organization has an ongoing commitment to empower otolaryngologists to provide the best patient care,” continued Dr. Denneny, “Partnering with FIGmd to develop Regent is one of the best things we can do for patients and physicians alike.”

More information about Regent can be found at http://www.entnet.org/Regent.

About the AAO-HNS/F
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning. The organization’s vision: “Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.”

About FIGmd
FIGmd, Inc. provides clinical data registry, analytics and data reporting solutions to medical practices, specialty societies, medical professional associations, hospitals, health systems and others. With zero impact on workflow, FIGmd’s technologies, solutions and customization capabilities allow organizations to massively scale their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. For more information on how FIGmd’s solutions can result in productive and actionable data, visit http://www.figmd.com.

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