Whether extracted from an EHR or compiled with a spreadsheet program, there’s nothing magical about a registry, explains Dr. Gregory Spencer, chief medical officer for Crystal Run Healthcare. Dr. Spencer demystifies the registry, describes how to leverage registry data in multiple ways and underscores registries’ growing value in emerging care delivery models like the accountable care organization. Dr. Spencer will share patient registry best practices during an April 28, 2011 webinar, “Patient Registries: A Cornerstone in Creating and Delivering Accountable Care,” sponsored by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.