Advantages and Disadvantages of Registries: Population Health

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Registries can complement paper records or electronic health records (EHRs), which frequently do not have the functions needed for population management. Aligning with Key Driver 3: Optimize health information systems to extract data and support use of evidence in practice, this resource discusses the advantages and disadvantages of creating and using registries.

Institution of origin: North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

Author(s): Lefebvre A, Brach C

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The authors are solely responsible for this document’s contents, findings, and conclusions; the findings and conclusions do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Therefore, do not interpret any statement in this report as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Permissions: Used with permission of Heart Health NOW.

Acknowledgements: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Heart Health NOW, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s EvidenceNOW Initiative

Publication date:  2018

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: Advantages and Disadvantages of Registries: Population Health. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/tools/registries-pros-cons.html
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