While it may seem the amount of information we’re exposed to on a daily basis is overwhelming, the need for verifiable, clinical data in clinical practice is more important than ever. To address this need, the AVLS developed the AVLS PRO Venous Registry, which collects meaningful data to improve patient outcomes through your EHR system, allowing engagement with insurers, policymakers and the public.
The AVLS PRO Venous Registry is a robust database which collects both physician and patient reported outcome (PRO) data through the use of AVLS certified EHR systems. This makes the registry an easily utilized research and bench-marking tool, and offers a number of opportunities for providers to participate and specifically allow patients to share their stories through generic and disease specific quality of life scales. It is also the only registry dedicated specifically to the breadth of venous disease, designed by those practicing in the field.
With more than 600 data fields covering the full spectrum of deep and superficial venous disease, the AVLS PRO Venous Registry represents the most comprehensive picture of vein care through its collection of both physician and patient reported data. In addition, the system was designed to grow as science advances, so an infinite number of new diagnoses, procedures and treatments can be added quickly and easily.
While traditional registries require tedious manual entry, The AVLS PRO Venous Registry utilizes the data collected from an AVLS certified EHR, allowing for a simple, straightforward process to send your secure, HIPAA compliant data. The only added effort on a daily basis would be enabling patients to complete surveys. This may be done in the office or through a patient portal from an AVLS certified EHR vendor.
The AVLS PRO Venous Registry has been developed specifically to serve our specialty and contribute to the science in a way that is meaningful to you as a practitioner, as well as for insurers and policy-makers. A registry remains the most powerful tool to address the epidemiology of a disease state, and is the answer to expensive randomized trials. The AVLS PRO Venous Registry captures the real-world clinical data and outcomes of our heterogenetic population. This represents “Practice Based Research” or practical research where data reaches our members more quickly than otherwise possible, and provides them with valuable outcome data that can be used to market their practice and potentially negotiate better payer contracts.
Whether you are a full-time vein practice or looking to include more vein treatments into your practice, there is power in numbers. Participation serves as a means to maintenance of certification and offers an ability to benchmark your practice to the aggregate. This serves as a quality improvement tool on a personal level, while helping address specialty specific questions more globally. There are tremendous pressures in our specialty – disease states that are unrecognized, patient outcomes are largely nonexistent, and declining reimbursement for procedures. The data we collect, along with the patient’s voice is critical. When captured together this allows us to identify the economic benefit as perceived by our patients.
If you are serious about veins and wish to continue to be reimbursed for your work, consider participation in the AVLS PRO Venous Registry.
To view the registry dashboard and aggregated data such as total patients, encounters, physician and procedure distribution, and complications, CLICK HERE.
If you are interested in participating in the AVLS PRO Venous Registry, download an application by clicking on the button below.Join the Registry
If you have further questions, please send an email with your contact information to [email protected].