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AQUIRE Questions

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How will it affect my practice workflow?

AQUIRE has been designed to minimize your participation overhead and time spent on data entry while immediately delivering valuable tools that your practice can use. Many clinical registries include laborious data entry, confusing technology and little immediate return on effort. AQUIRE avoids these problems.

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Is it necessary to have an EHR system to participate in AQUIRE?

At this time, the AQUIRE Registry does not integrate with any Electronic Health Record systems but it is a user-friendly, web-based data entry tool designed to reduce the burden of data entry. We anticipate the AQUIRE Registry to integrate with EHRs by 2019. 

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Can the registry data be used for the Merit Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting?

Yes. For calendar year 2017 AQUIRE is approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) to help practices report clinical quality data for increased physician reimbursement.

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How can AQUIRE inform me about my patient population?

You'll be able to monitor patient care, track interventions and evaluate outcomes at a population level. AQUIRE allows users to run queries based on the demographics of your patient population for those conditions addressed in AQUIRE.

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Who will have access to my data?

AQUIRE collects, stores and reports data on a provider’s behalf, taking every measure possible to safeguard it. AUGS' technology partner, FIGmd, is compliant with all local and federal regulations governing these areas, including HIPAA provisions and the recently updated provisions as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

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How will AUGS use the data in AQUIRE?

Based on the aggregate data, AUGS will be able to publish benchmarks that can be used to assess a urogynecologists’ outcomes, practice patterns and utilization of new technology to look at overall trends in the patient population. AQUIRE data will begin to identify gaps in practice patterns which will provide AUGS with insights into future educational programming and service offerings for members.

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