How Patient Registry Software Helps Improve Clinical Care

Patient registry systems were specifically built in order to help clinics, pharmaceutical and bio-tech organizations, medical centers and physician offices improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care. This type of system specifically captures and manages clinical information on chronic diseases, conditions and patients populations in order to support proof-based medicine for preventive health care and the effective handling of chronic disease.

A patient registry system sure offers lots of advantages to agencies and individuals that want to adopt preventive health care modeling and or pay-for-performance programs. Practices use networked internet connected computers in order to provide a centralized point of health care management for their patients and the smooth coordination of their treatment. This way, the patient registry system distinctly identifies the current statuses for patients, past-due check-ups or treatments, etc., by: 

  • Generating automatic physician alert and patient prompts/alerts
  • Offering clinical guidelines 
  • Understanding what’s working and what isn’t
  • Providing advanced analytics and actionable information

Proactive solutions will help physicians to improve management of basic health care, hospitalization or specialist referrals. You do not need to have special skills or teaching to implement patient registry software; it runs directly in your browser – so there is no software to install or maintain. 

Advantages of Using Patient Registry Software

Alerts Caregivers

The system is great for alerting doctors to patient specific screening tests, suggestions, exams and other types of preventive services at the very point of care. You need to also understand that the conditions for displaying these safety notifications and alers may be modified and also set by the provider, in order to follow established directives or other requirements. The alerts can be also be individualized so as to address a patient’s particular medical condition. This system successfully tracks chronic condition management or preventive management services offered to the patients or overridden and it also documents the reasons too.

Reminders to Patients

The patient registry solution assists the physician teams to create, update and to individualize the regulations for patient reminders. In between healthcare visits, patients will receive automated notifications of tests, preventive services or treatments that are due or overdue. The system will send notifications by email or letter and immediately records this fact. It can also have printed lists of patients who prefer to be notified by phone.

Prepared  and Unprepared Patient Care Reports

A patient registry will make sure that physicians get easy access to relevant information so that they can track the patients who require special medical attention. These reports also measure the changes in the practice’s results and performance against the set clinical guidelines so as to clearly identify gaps in care. Physicians can easily carryout a search on individual patients or get aggregate data on patients with a particular type of condition or disease. The report on predefined population includes very common conditions such as CHF, CAD and diabetes.

When you are choosing software to run your patient registrypatient registry software for your clinic make sure that the registry function successfully tracks patients and all their conditions without any problem whatsoever.


© 2010 George Ritacco is the Director, Client Services for Global Vision Technologies, a provider of HIPAA compliant, web-based patient registry software.  For more information visit:

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