Reg-ent℠: the right registry at the right time

February 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 01

The AAO-HNS/F’s Reg-ent is an otolaryngology-specific clinical data registry that is becoming the foundation for quality reporting, quality indicators, quality improvement, clinical and product research, and support for maintenance of certification and licensure. Participating otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons may access the data and run queries on their own patient population to create practice reports and to benchmark practice performance and uncover potential areas for quality improvement. Results can also be benchmarked to the overall aggregated data.

As the state-wide medical director for NTENT, Dwight A. Lee, MD, will be traveling throughout Texas to integrate data from individual member practices into the Reg-ent software. “It will be a lot of travel, and there may be challenges along the way, but this is a necessary step to support our members in ensuring their data is vetted and is correct,” he said. “I am really excited about Reg-ent and how it will support NTENT in our efforts to support our members in extracting common data, transitioning to the new payment system, and supplementing our mission and vision for quality patient care.”

“Because of Reg-ent, NTENT is in the perfect position to help our members and serve as a repository of information with the new payment system. We will be able to coalesce all the necessary steps to help our practitioners transition to MIPS through our data engagement with Reg-ent. NTENT serves as the local and regional market resource for our members who are further supported by the national reserves of information that the Academy provides,” said Dr. Lee.

Reg-ent can help otolaryngology practices of any size. Find more information on Reg-ent and how it can help your practice  at http://www.entnet.org/regent.