Transforming Clinical Practice & Population Health

PRIME Registry was established to provide family physicians and primary care clinicians a faster, easier way to evaluate practice performance, reduce CMS reporting burden, and help improve primary care practice and patient outcomes.

Transforming Clinical Practice & Population Health

PRIME Registry was established to provide family physicians and primary care clinicians a faster, easier way to evaluate practice performance, reduce CMS reporting burden, and help improve primary care practice and patient outcomes.

PHATE: the Population Health Assessment Engineā„¢

PHATE brings together community, social determinant and clinical data to help transform the way practices identify risk and address population health. PHATE allows users to attach geography to their patient data, to better associate them with the community in which they live.

When used within the PRIME Registry, PHATE uses EHR and Community Data to:

  • Map physician or clinic service area
  • Show clusters of disease
  • Show clusters of poor outcomes
  • Pull in social determinant data (poverty, less than high school ed., single parent household, unemployment etc.)
  • Create a Community Vital Sign for every patient
  • Display community resources for patients and practice

The resulting reports and information help clinicians and practices better understand the characteristics of patient risks, illuminating local resources and opportunities for assistance, intervention and improvement.

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PRIME Registry-A Primary Care QCDR

Helping Practices Stay Viable

PRIME Registry was established by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) in 2016. The ABFMis the only certifying board to run a Qualified Clinical Data Registry and did so because there was not already a resource to help small practices stay viable as reporting requirements ramped up.

A Research and Development Platform

PRIME has also become an important platform for developing and testing high-value primary care measures and getting them endorsed by CMS for MIPS reporting. It is increasingly an important research platform enabling primary care to tell its story about the epidemiology, quality, and effectiveness of front-line practices.

The PRIME Mission

With the PRIME registry, we aim to relieve burden, improve quality assessment/improvement, prioritize measures that matter, and attract resources to primary care sufficient to support comprehensive, relationship-rich care.

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