Identifying patient groups with registries
Step one in the group management journey is to identify patient groups and set up registries. After all, how will you know what services and care to offer if you don’t know whom it’s for? Registries in combination with clinical decision support can use symptoms, other diagnoses, and labs to identify patients who may have a disease before you or someone in your practice has diagnosed them. Setting up patient registries can also help you track outcomes and ongoing progress, look at your treatment methods, and make adjustments across an entire population (and meet some requirements of Meaningful Use, too).
While you’re designing and using your EHR to capture information:
Identify key information that you want to report on and monitor. This may include HgbA1C results for patient with diabetes, documentation ...