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NQRN Registry Conference

In cooperation with Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
May 5, 2016
Peninsula Hotel – Chicago

Registration is now open for the third annual National Quality Registry Network (NQRN®) Registry Conference, in cooperation with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), which takes place Thursday, May 5, at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. Download the conference agenda.

The conference will bring the registry community together to learn about changes in the clinical registry landscape and policy implications. Plenary sessions and tracks will cover topics of interest to a wide range of registry stakeholders. The conference is intended for organizations and individuals interested in or operating registries, users of information from registries as well as those providing supporting infrastructure or other services.

The May 5 NQRN Registry Conference leads into the 2-day CMSS Spring Meeting, which will take place May 6–7 at the Westin Chicago River North (320 N. Dearborn St.) in Chicago. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of both the NQRN Registry Conference and the CMSS Spring Meeting. CMSS will provide shuttle bus transportation between the Westin and the Peninsula Hotel on Thursday, May 5. Book your room online or by phone at (312) 744-1900 and mention the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) room rate.

Please forward this to colleagues who may be interested in attending.

For more information, please contact Seth Blumenthal at (312) 464-4049 or email: seth.blumenthal@ama-assn.org.

Registration Is Open: QCDR Conference – Chicago, May 4, 2016

The AMA Support and Alignment Network (AMA SAN) will host its 1st annual Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Conference on Wednesday, May 4, in Chicago. The conference is supported by the recent collaborative agreement award AMA received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI).

Conference Times and Registration

Date: May 4, 2016

Location: AMA offices, 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Time: 12:30–5:30 p.m. (CST). Please note that lunch will not be served.

Registration is now open. Please click here to register. This link will take you to the AMA login page. If you have not already created an AMA Account, you will need to do so in order to register for the meeting. Creating an account takes less than 5 minutes.

Additional Information

Due to space limitations, please do not register more than 3 people. If space permits, additional participants will be allowed on the day of the event.

The conference is for organizations and individuals interested in, or operating QCDRs, organizations with members participating in QCDRs and those providing supporting infrastructure or other services. Attendees will learn how to become a QCDR, maintain their QCDR status, network with others in the QCDR community and learn about the future direction of the QCDR program.

For more information, please contact Lance Mueller at (312) 464-4247 or lance.mueller@ama-assn.org.

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Presentations from Previous NQRN Meetings

April 2, 2015

Panel: Using Information from Clinical Registries: Straight from the Users
The Michigan Formula: Cardiac Team + Database= Cultural Shift + Improved Outcomes
Gary Roth, DO

Using Registry Information to Drive Value Based Payments
Mureen Allen, MD

The STS/ ACC TVT Registry™ and National Coverage Determination
Michael Mack, MD

Breakout Session 1A:
The Role of Quality Improvement in a Sustainable Business Model for Registries
Kathleen Shoemaker, PharmD, MBA
Yosef Khan, MD

Breakout Session 1B:
Performance Measurement with Registries
Lara Slattery, MHS

Breakout Session 1C:
How to get Started with Public Reporting
Mary Kay Grasmick

Panel: Public Reporting of Registry Information
How Consumers are Using Health Care Information
John Santa, MD, MPH

How Registries can Shape Public Reporting
Ben Harder

Using Information from Registries to Educate Consumers and the Public on Health Care Quality
Denise St. Clair, MA

Breakout Session 2A:
The Business Case for Device Surveillance
Greg Daniel, PhD, MPH

Breakout Session 2B:
Performance Measurement with Registries
William Rich, MD

Breakout Session 2C:
Presenting Information to the Public with Impact
Mary Kay Grasmick

April 22, 2014

Clinical Data Registries: Catalysts for Better Health Care

Panel: The Use of Patient Information in Registries
Data Registries: How Does 45 CFR part 46 Apply?
Julie Kaneshiro

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Considerations for Data Registries
Christina Heide, JD

Toward More Risk-Based Regulation of Health Data Analytics
Deven McGraw, JD, MPH

Registry Interoperability & Data Transfer
Improving Outcomes with HIT
Kevin Larsen, MD

Panel: Qualified Clinical Data Registries
2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
Daniel Green, MD

QCDR Reporting Option: ACS Opportunities and Challenges
Jill Sage, MPH

A Payer’s Perspective: Potentially Using Registry Data to Support Payment Reform and Practice Pattern Variation Analysis
Qi Zhou, MD, MBA

Rapid Fire Overview of the Evolving Landscape
Harnessing Clinical Data to Support a Learning Healthcare System and Improve Care: PCORnet
Joe Selby, MD, MPH

Medical Device Surveillance
Danica Marina-Dabic, MD, PhD
Benjamin Eloff, PhD

Systematic Observational Research using the OMOP Common Data Model
Christian Reich, MD, PhD

Nov. 20, 2013

NQRN Data Security for Registries
Daniel Campion, MBA

U.S. Clinical Data Registries Frequently Asked Questions
Dana Richardson, RN, MHA

The Registry of Patient Registries, Registries Handbook
Jean Slutsky

Nov. 20, 2011

Recommendations of the NQRN Coordinating Task Force

July 13, 2011

Proposing a National Quality Registry Network