Registries First to Be Accredited for Best Business Practices

Alpha II and FIG.md, two data registries supporting physician compliance with federal data reporting initiatives, are the first registries to be accredited for meeting best business practices under a new program that officially rolls out in January 2016.

Receiving this accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission is a difficult task that requires substantial preparation before application and approval.

Alpha II, which supports eligible professionals in reporting under the Physician Quality Reporting System, and FIG.md, a clinical data registry supporting specialty societies, hospitals, health systems and accountable care organizations, were beta sites for the new program from EHNAC, which accredits a wide range of healthcare industry vendors.

The use of registries required to report for seven federal initiatives, such as physician quality reporting, meaningful use and HEDIS, “spotlights the need to ensure that these entities meet the industry needs in the areas of privacy, security and key operational functions, just as we would traditional vendors,” says Lee Barrett, executive director at EHNAC.

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