New data-sharing solutions for Reg-ent practices

November 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 10

The Reg-ent team is excited to share the following updates regarding cloud-hosted EHRs. Continued advocacy with EHR vendors by FIGmd and the Reg-ent team is continuing to produce results. Significant strides have been made with Epic, eClinicalWorks, and Allscripts, and work with other EHR vendors such as Greenway continues.

FIGmd is now officially listed as an Epic-verified solution in the Epic App Orchard. The FIGmd Registry Practice Connector app allows extraction of Epic data to share with the Reg-ent registry. Pilot testing is currently under way with four Reg-ent academic medical centers. Once the pilot is complete, this new Epic-sanctioned process will be made available to all Epic-based practice sites in the Reg-ent registry.

eClinicalWorks and FIGmd recently launched a pilot program for cloud-hosted eClinicalWorks practices to share their data across FIGmd registries. Starting in 2019, all eClinicalWorks cloud-based practices will have the option to share data with the Reg-ent registry via the eClinicalWorks ELIXIR program. eClinicalWorks will charge a per-participant fee of $300 to share data with the Reg-ent registry.

FIGmd is in the very early stages of launching a pilot using the Allscripts Unity API and two Reg-ent practice sites to test the process of sharing data between Allscripts cloud-hosted solutions and the Reg-ent registry. Once this pilot is complete, more details will be rolled out to Reg-ent practices interested in pushing data from their Allscripts cloud solution to the Reg-ent registry.

These solutions, while all important, will not be available in time to accommodate reporting the quality performance category of MIPS in 2018. We are, therefore, encouraging Reg-ent participants with cloud-based eClinicalWorks and Allscripts solutions to continue to use the Reg-ent web-entry tool for MIPS 2018 quality performance reporting.

We thank our current and future Reg-ent practices for their patience and investment in the Reg-ent registry. It is anticipated that these new solutions will enable our Epic, Allscripts, and eClinicalWorks practices to fully participate in the development and growth of the Reg-ent registry.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reg-ent team at reg-ent@entnet.org.