Government Accountability Office weighs in on clinical data registry use

12/18/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule that enables specialist medical groups to set measures in reporting qualified clinical data registries would spur only minimal effort to promote health care quality and efficiency and would not lead to reporting of the most desirable data, a report by the Government Accountability Office indicated. Including meaningful use criteria that require electronic health records to directly transmit data into clinical data registries may help curb bias and boost access to medical data, according to the report.

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