What is a Registry?

A registry is an organized system for collecting real-world observational patient data. The goal of a registry is to understand what happens to a particular population of patients defined by a disease or condition (e.g. Charcot foot changes of diabetes), a treatment (e.g. certain procedures), or specialty like wound care.

Registries serve many valuable purposes including:

  • Following the natural history of a disease
  • Estimating the magnitude of a problem
  • Documenting the type of patients served
  • Estimating complication rates
  • Understanding variations in outcomes
  • Determining clinical effectiveness of treatments in the real world
  • Understanding cost effectiveness
  • Monitoring safety
  • Measuring and improving quality

The field of wound care has a unique need for registry data because federally funded clinical research is miniscule in relation to the impact of the diseases treated by physicians.

The US Wound Registry is a low cost but scientifically valid way for every practicing physician to advance both science and patient care, while meeting Medicare mandates for data reporting under new healthcare legislation.


Choose the MIPS Survival Path that is Right for You!

MIPS Survival - Avoid Penalty

Meet the minimum MIPS requirement to avoid the 4% penalty by downloading and implementing one CPIA project from the USWR. This is the most basic level of engagement, does not require a specific EHR, and can be accomplished in only 35 minutes! LEARN MORE

MIPS Survival Plus - Moderate Bonus

Participate for a MIPS bonus and begin to Thrive by submitting basic quality data to the USWR and downloading 2-4 CPIA projects from those we have already developed for your specialty. This is a deeper level of engagement that can be done with any 2014 certified EHR, and will only take a provider about 90-120 minutes to complete!LEARN MORE

Intellicure Network - Optimum Bonus

Become a member of the Intellicure Network and position yourself to truly Thrive under MIPS and qualify for the highest bonus possible with the least amount of effort. Members of the Intellicure Network are able to leverage the integration of the USWR, and Intellicure EHR...the only wound care and podiatry specific EHR able to fully facilitate the seamless execution of MIPS in alignment with a QCDR by simply navigating its standard charting process. This requires the use of the Intellicure EHR and will only take about 2-3 hours of a provider's time throughout the entire reporting year! LEARN MORE