Cardiovascular disease remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity despite relentless ongoing research
all over the world. The different cardiovascular societies and research organizations are in a constant effort to improve overall
cardiovascular (CV) outcome by conducting trials and establishment of guidelines. The ever growing health care costs have
enforced governmental agencies to develop quality performance measures which are addressed towards increasing quality,
safety, efficiency of patient care and to curtail the cost of health care. Clinical registries are observational databases which
provide detailed information about patient population, a specific disease or a clinical condition, therapy or procedure. These
can be utilized in estimating appropriateness of health care delivery and providing feedback to providers and health care organizations
for gauging their performance at regional and national level. The introduction of electronic health records (EHR)
has immensely helped the workflow and maintenance of clinical registries with their integrated software.
Keywords: Clinical registries, electronic health records, health care costs, randomized control trials.
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