SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry

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The Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Clinical Outcomes Registry is a consortium dedicated to collecting and analyzing data on the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.

Registry Benefits

The SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry (SGO COR) provides a standardized format for the collection of clinical data in the areas of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers. When sufficient data has been collected, members participating in the Registry will be able to compare their individual physician or institution’s data to regional and national benchmarks, which will help identify areas for quality improvement. Participants are also able to use the SGO COR to capture patient follow-up and outcomes data longitudinally. The SGO COR is developed and maintained by the Society and its membership, allowing for increased member engagement, networking and information sharing.

Goals

SGO is working toward having the COR serve as a tool for members to maintain their certification and report measures to avoid payment penalties. The American Board of Medical Specialties’ Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV standard requires physicians to demonstrate that they can assess the quality of care they provide compared to peers and national benchmarks. To satisfy MOC Part IV, the American Board of Surgery, for example, requires ongoing participation of its diplomats in a national, regional or local outcomes database or quality assessment program and provides a list of acceptable databases and programs. SGO leadership is engaged in conversations with the ABOG about using the COR for MOC Part IV. SGO also intends to apply to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to have the registry approved to be a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) so it may be used for measure submission to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), a program mandated by federal legislation that will soon penalize eligible health care professionals who do not satisfactorily participate in the program.

Participation Steps

  1. Review the SGO COR Participation Guide
  2. Complete legal agreements
  3. Complete Site Profile Form
  4. Receive login and password
  5. Begin data collection

Data Collection Forms

For further information please contact Amy Dancisak, Senior Manager of Quality & Outcomes.