This Week's Challenge: In the new landscape of accountable and value-based healthcare, patient registries are a straightforward tool for creating realistic views of clinical practices, patient outcomes, provider performance, safety and comparative effectiveness and for supporting evidence-based medicine development and decision-making. We wanted to see which health conditions patient registries target the most.
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What We Learned: HIN's e-survey on registry use for quality improvement, administered in August 2011, captured how 105 healthcare organizations use patient registries, and the impact registries have on healthcare quality, efficiency and cost. According to survey respondents, the top health conditions targeted by patient registries are:
Diabetes: 78 percent
- CHF: 58.5 percent
- Asthma: 58.5 percent
- CAD: 56.1 percent
- Hypertension: 46.3 percent
- Other: 39 percent
- Hyperlipidemia: 36.6 percent
- COPD: 36.6 percent
- Chronic kidney disease: 26.8 percent
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Excerpted from 2012 Benchmarks in Patient Registry Use for Accountable Care, which provides actionable data from more than 100 healthcare companies on their current and planned use of registries and the impact of registry use on healthcare quality, efficiency and cost.