RISE (Qualified Clinical Data Registry)

The Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry is a rich, best-in-class resource developed by the ACR. Aimed at improving the quality of patient care by leveraging the new wave of big data from electronic health records (EHRs), RISE is the first and largest national EHR-enabled rheumatology registry in the United States.

RISE was created by the ACR to help prepare rheumatologists for the significant challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment, including adapting to new payment and delivery models, meeting evolving certification requirements, and using EHR data to assess quality of care. It is HIPAA-compliant and has attracted widespread participation among rheumatologists. There are more than 680 providers representing more than 1 million patients participating in RISE. The registry already has data from about 5 million patient encounters. Meet the ACR's RISE Registry staff.

RISE for Practices

Learn more about what makes RISE unique, how it can help improve patient care, and how health care providers can use it to meet federal reporting requirements.

Join RISE Today

See the benefits of a Qualified Clinical Data Registry

RISE for Research

Find out how RISE data can be used to make significant discoveries and demonstrate the value of rheumatology.

Get details on how to request RISE data

See a list of projects that are using RISE data

RISE Resources

RISE EHR Compatible Systems
Explanation of Measures
RISE PQRS performance data for 2016
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

The American College of Rheumatology thanks the following Founding Sponsor of the RISE Registry.


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