American Psychiatric Association Announces Launch of PsychPRO 2.0 Mental Health Registry
Washington, D.C., April 13, 2022 — The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced today the launch of PsychPRO 2.0, a next-generation technology platform for the PsychPRO mental health registry offering enhanced options for engaging with patients, tracking outcomes, and streamlined data collection for quality reporting.
The PsychPRO mental health registry was created so that psychiatrists could help lead national efforts to improve clinical research and the quality of care, ease administrative burdens on individual physicians, help them meet maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements and reduce overall costs for mental health care delivery.
“The migration to the new technology platform will enhance the already robust benefits of the PsychPRO mental health registry,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “PsychPRO 2.0 will help psychiatrists and hospital systems better navigate a rapidly evolving health care landscape and help track and achieve optimal outcomes for our patients. It truly is the registry of the future.”
PsychPRO 2.0 is designed with flexibility and scalability in mind, and has increased reporting capabilities, standardized data inputs, various options for collecting patient reported data and a pricing structure that encourages participation from a greater number of clinicians and health care systems.
The new platform will help APA build on existing efforts to implement an infrastructure to develop models of care, such as Learning Health Systems and Quality Networks. These models are sought out by health care systems across the country who are seeking to improve the quality of care they offer and maximize their impact in their communities in the most cost-effective way possible.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is excited to partner with the APA in utilizing PsychPRO,” said Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., M.B.A., Founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “With a strategic focus on psychiatric quality, our plan to utilize PsychPRO and its many new functions will extend our capacity to implement a data driven approach to help ensure the highest quality patient care.”
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org.