Federal agency to create patient registry clearinghouse

02/22/2012 | Government Health IT online

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans to create a searchable database that would compile patient registries much like ClinicalTrials.gov, which tracks new treatments for research. The agency has opened a 60-day comment period for the proposed Registry of Patient Registries, which is meant to promote the exchange of data on quality, appropriateness and effectiveness of health services.

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