Medical Record Abstraction
As health care providers have had to increasingly include value as a primary factor in their delivery of care, registry data abstraction has become increasingly important. Fortunately, with access to advanced data sets, hospitals and health care professionals are better able to treat patients, improve treatment outcomes, reduce instances of complications and prevent readmissions and relapses.
Of course, to unlock the potential of medical record abstraction — including the benchmarks, metrics and specific courses of treatment that these large data sets indicate — your facility needs to ensure that its data collection and reporting is consistent, timely and accurate.
The perception of registry data abstraction — once a responsibility assigned as an extra duty to nurses and internal quality managers — is now changing. Today, many facilities look to an outsourced service model to receive the level of service required to fully reap the benefits registries offer. And that should come as no surprise since qualified registrars can be hard to come by while at the same time the number of clinical data registries continues to grow.
Why Registry Abstraction Services Make Sense
Imagine having the combined clinical data of more than 2,000 hospitals and 1,000 outpatient facilities to benchmark your performance against and inform your treatment choices and process improvements. That’s the reality of participating in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry — or NCDR® — which comprises just one of the many registries providing hospitals with outcome-based data that’s leading to better treatment at lower costs.
Currently, there are approximately 50 nationally sponsored registries, as well as more than 100 state and payer registries. On average, a typical facility takes part in as many as five to 10 registries. In addition, the majority of health care leaders report that they intend to increase their participation in clinical registries even further in the near future.
HCRS — Your Preferred Registry Abstraction Agency
There’s no doubt that health care facilities and their clinical departments can benefit from the information they receive from registry abstraction, but only if they possess a high level of data control, handling and, above all, integrity.
The truth is that many hospitals find it challenging to keep up with the ongoing data management that registry abstraction requires. That’s why it’s good to know that we’ve been providing health care management solutions to a wide range of organizations — including private hospitals, professional practices, public facilities and government agencies — for more than two decades. In that time, we’ve become an industry leader thanks to our professionalism, technical expertise and reliability.
Choose HCRS for Data-Driven Process Improvement
To help you fully embrace the potential of registry abstraction, we’re ready to provide your organization with transparent and affordable service that improves your data management while at the same time enhancing its value. And when you leverage the data-driven insights of the registries you belong to, your quality improvement programs will become far more targeted and likely to meet with success.
To learn more about how registry abstraction services from HCRS can help your organization, contact us today.