About DataDerm

  • What's a data registry
  • Approved QCDR
  • Why participate

DataDerm is a clinical data registry developed by dermatologists for dermatologists and was launched in 2016. It connects data on millions of patients from thousands of dermatologists nationwide, eases the pain of reporting, and allows you to demonstrate the quality of care you provide, to payers, policy makers, and the medical community. At the same time, it gives you a private analysis of your practice’s data against national averages — down to the patient level. Learn more about what a clinical data registry is and why it's important.

Understanding how important dermatology-specific data and research are to not only our specialty, but to the entirety of health care, DataDerm has been designated by CMS to be both a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and a Qualified Registry (QR) for 2017. This means that DataDerm will be able to create and implement dermatology-specific quality measures created by physician leadership in order to collect information on what is most important to you and how you care for patients. DataDerm will be able to collect data on those measures and allow members to earn credit from CMS for government reporting (MIPS/MACRA) for their data on these new dermatology-specific measures.

Participate in a Qualified Clinical Data Registry 
DataDerm has been approved to be a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) in 2017 – a designation only CMS can approve. This designation will allow DataDerm participants to submit data on all 27 measures within the registry including 1 eCQM measure and 5 derm-specific measures created by the AAD with dermatologists in mind. 

Participation in a registry is not only important for MIPS reporting, but for continued demonstration of quality of care for dermatology patients. Your practice will be able to compare your performance on dermatology-applicable measures to other providers on both a national and registry level. In the future, registries such as DataDerm will hold the key for data-driven policy changes. DataDerm will be an important voice of the specialty to ensure that dermatologists are heard in their fight for specialty positioning in the house of medicine. 

Why Participate in DataDerm?


Demonstrate your quality
It’s important to put the strength of numbers to work for you. DataDerm provides easily accessible benchmark reports on 27 dermatology-specific or applicable quality measures that will allow you to drill down to the patient level for all your patients giving you a complete profile of care across your practice.  


Cultivate an innovative culture  
DataDerm will allow you to continually monitor patient care through powerful reports and dashboards, driving a deeper analysis of your practice and giving you the control to proactively provide the best quality possible.


Avoid penalties and earn incentives
By reporting through DataDerm, you and your non-physician clinicians may avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019. You will also have the opportunity to earn incentives using DataDerm for MIPS reporting. Learn more about how AAD's DataDerm can help you meet MIPS reporting requirements

integration_rv.png    Maintain streamlined integration
FIGmd, the country’s leading developer of clinical data registries, was selected as the AAD's DataDerm technology partner, in part for their proven ability in providing outstanding white-glove service in facilitating the data merge of existing EHRs and paper-based practices into clinical data registries. Regardless of whether you use an EHR or paper, you have the option to input your data into the registry and get feedback.