Utilizing the Axon Registry® for quality improvement

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Abstract

In 2015, the American Academy of Neurology began development of a clinical quality data registry now known as the Axon Registry®. The data collected by the Axon Registry and reported back to participants include performance on a number of quality measures relevant to neurology practice. While the Axon Registry may serve any number of needs for neurology practices, the essential function of the registry is to inform neurologists regarding the quality of their care and provide them with a tool to establish not only performance baselines but progress toward improved quality of care. This article includes 2 case studies of how the Axon Registry has been implemented in neurology practices to date. In the future, implementation of patient-reported outcome data and additional outcome measures will be necessary to expand the reach and effectiveness of the Axon Registry as a quality improvement tool.

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