The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is partnering with ArborMetrix to create the first qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) dedicated solely to sleep medicine. The AASM issued a request for proposals in September 2018 and decided to partner with ArborMetrix due to its informatics and technical expertise, coupled with the company’s experience in establishing and maintaining clinical registries.
After the one-to-two-year development process is complete, the national registry will facilitate data collection by board-certified sleep medicine physicians and the sleep team at AASM-accredited sleep facilities across the U.S., supporting the sleep field in the following areas
- Quality measure implementation, testing, and validation
- Prospective data collection for research
- Quality improvement and educational activities
- Participation in national quality reporting programs
Additionally, to inform a more comprehensive view of quality, the AASM will incorporate the patient perspective in the registry by collecting patient-reported outcome (PRO) data.
The AASM will keep members informed as the development of the registry progresses. You can submit questions about this initiative to the AASM Health Policy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.