Quality and Practice

Quality & Practice


Benefits of AAPM&R's Registry

With AAPM&R's Registry, participants can compare their patient outcomes, professional performance and care processes against other physicians across the country. The Registry will be able to measure the continuum of care from initial patient contact, through intervention and follow up.

Data to Demonstrate Your Value and Improve Your Care

Benchmark your practice – Identify practice strengths and weaknesses using AAPM&R's Registry clinical data from other practices to compare against the performance and outcomes data of your practice. Run quality reports on demand, providing clinician- and practice-level results, plus national results and patient-level detail for AAPM&R Registry measures.
Enhance quality and practice efficiency – Use AAPM&R's Registry data to analyze practice processes and procedures, and as a source for fact-based decision-making. Because AAPM&R's Registry will capture data over time at the individual and practice level, it will help practices efficiently manage patient care and optimize practice resources.
Improve patient care – Monitor patient interactions, track interventions, identify and address gaps in quality of care, and measure quality outcomes.
Manage patient populations – Proactively manage clinical conditions for entire patient populations by running reports on specific care criteria.
Join a community of quality improvement – Become a member of a like-minded community of quality-driven professionals striving to continuously improve patient care. Interact with your peers to create opportunities for sharing quality improvement strategies and broaden your professional network.

Long-Term Benefits

The long-term vision for the Registry is to allow for a wealth of data to understand the comparative effectiveness of various interventions, both within the purview of rehabilitation and as compared to other possible approaches. By tracking large populations, further insights will be obtained to help physicians guide the treatment for an individual patient. In using a physiatry-owned registry, physiatrists will learn from each other what treatments are ideal and result in the best outcomes. It is also possible that the registry will provide opportunities for new and more innovative methodologies for research never before possible.