The ACR is eager to share the benefits of RISE with its members.
The RISE Registry is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), which is a CMS-approved registry that collects data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. Participation in a QCDR such as RISE allows participants to meet quality reporting requirements through a seamless reporting process. A QCDR is different from a traditional registry in that it is able to submit non-PQRS measures, so there is more flexibility to report on measures that are clinically meaningful to rheumatologists. RISE easily syncs with electronic health records (EHRs), simplifying the quality reporting process by eliminating the need for providers and staff to manually enter data.
In addition to saving time and valuable resources, RISE helps physicians manage their patient populations and improve the quality of patient care provided. RISE participants can benchmark their performance on key clinical quality measures and compare their patient populations to those of other RISE participants. The benchmarking tool provides an effective way to help practices align with best practice standards. Furthermore, RISE provides access to office-level aggregate data, creating customized quality improvement reports tailored to advance practice decisions and improve patient outcomes.
RISE serves as a rich source of comparative research by helping researchers to:
- Identify clinical data trends
- Develop hypotheses and assess study feasibility
- Conduct outcomes and comparative effectiveness studies
- Identify cohorts for research studies and better study treatment patterns.
The data trends that emerge from the RISE Registry will help to inform the ACR’s conversations with key external stakeholders in explaining the value of rheumatology.
If you’re interested in learning more about how RISE can help you improve patient outcomes, meet quality reporting requirements, and advance rheumatology, the ACR will hold an information session at 8:30 am Monday. We look forward to seeing you at Monday’s session!
For more information about RISE, contact ACR staff at [email protected]. Members can also visit the RISE booth in the Discovery Center to register for free and to learn more about RISE firsthand.