How does AAD's DataDerm™ work?

How does it work infographic

AAD has partnered with technology leader FIGmd to develop DataDerm. The system pulls data from enrolled practices nationwide and distills information into user-friendly dashboards that allow you to compare your performance to national benchmarks. View snapshots from the DataDerm dashboard below.


Practice integration

FIGmd maintains an impressive track record of effective, streamlined integrations with dozens of EHRs as well as defining efficient workflows for paper-based practices. During the enrollment and onboarding process, your personal DataDerm representative will work with you to assure an optimal integration that works best for you and your practice. Learn more about the DataDerm system and get one-on-one help by registering for the information sessions below.


Avoiding penalties, payment reductions, and missed bonuses

DataDerm is designed to facilitate streamlined PQRS reporting, helping you avoid penalties. The PQRS submission option can be purchased in the AAD store. Within DataDerm, you will be asked to select nine measures to report to CMS for 2016 from the 19 PQRS-eligible measures contained within DataDerm. Learn how to use DataDerm to submit 2016 PQRS measures.


Your data is secure

The AAD understands and echos your concern for privacy, security, and data integrity. DataDerm has been built using HIPAA-compliant technology, designed to assure the privacy and security of the data it houses. As such:

  • The AAD will only use de-identified, aggregate data, and will not analyze, report, or sell patient- or provider-identifiable data.
  • Other dermatologists will not see your identifiable data, and you won’t see theirs.
  • Individual dermatologists will only have full access to their own data for their personal benefit.
  • Benchmarks are based on de-identified, aggregated data.


Snapshots from the DataDerm dashboard


In the DataDerm dashboard, you can view 35 quality measures by practice, provider, or, location. 
Select the star icon to favorite measures. This saves them to a dashboard where you can view only those measures.
The “i” icon indicates whether a higher or lower number for the measure is better.
Select the paper icon to display the practice measure definition.