SAN DIEGO—Officials for the American Academy of Otolaryngology Academy-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) trumpeted the arrival of the organization’s clinical data registry, Regent, saying that the data it provides will make it easier for otolaryngologists to comply with new regulations, help deliver more powerful research, help physicians keep up with certification and licensing, and put otolaryngologists at the helm in defining the quality of their care.
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At the same time, officials emphasized that the registry will only be as strong as the amount and quality of data that is put into it.
Nuts and Bolts
Regent began regular operations in September 2016 after a pilot period that involved 21 academic sites and practices. Its technical aspect is being run by Illinois-based health IT company FIGmd, which also handles other clinical data registries, including those of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.