Webcast on New Registries Handbook
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducted a live Webcast entitled, New and Improved: Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes and Health Information Technology (HIT) at its annual conference on Sept. 27.
Presenters reviewed the new second edition of “Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide,” originally published in 2007, and conducted an interactive discussion with the audience on topics for future editions. Major enhancements to this second edition include 38 real-world case studies and four new chapters:
- When to Stop a Registry
- Use of Registries in Product Safety Assessment
- Linking Registry Data: Technical and Legal Considerations
- Interfacing Registries and Electronic Health Records
Many of the original chapters have been updated, such as Principles of Registry Ethics and Data Ownership and Privacy, which now addresses recent developments affecting the privacy rule and discusses new laws, including the HIT for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act.
Download the new handbook and learn more about the Webcast by visiting the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Web site at: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov.