BOSTON, December 5, 2019 — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced the release of a publication addressing interoperability in registries.

Under contract to AHRQ and L&M Policy Research, OM1, a leading health outcomes, registries, and technology company, collaborated on the development of the publication, which is a supplement to the third edition of the AHRQ handbook “Registries for Evaluation Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide” and a pre-cursor to the fourth edition to be released this year.

The e-book “Tools and Technologies for Registry Interoperability” explores the push for interoperability in registries, including data standards, integration with electronic health records (EHR), and applying the Outcomes Measures Framework.

“As real-world data and evidence needs grow in size and complexity, registries need to evolve to be more dynamic and connected,” said Richard Gliklich, founder and CEO of OM1 and senior editor of the e-book. “This e-book is a pivotal step in helping researchers understand and start to address these challenges and opportunities.”

This publication is part of a series published by AHRQ that aims to provide assistance to researchers and stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of registries. The fourth edition of the registry handbook is currently in development and scheduled for publication this year.

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