The ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) is an information system whose purpose is to enhance individual radiologist practices, the specialty of radiology and the care patients receive, by providing accurate and objective measures of practice processes and outcomes. Designed by radiologists for radiologists, NRDR offers a mechanism for comparing provider and facility performance at the local, regional and national levels, thereby aiding quality improvement in participating imaging facilities.
NRDR includes all of the registries listed below, which together provide the first national snapshot of radiology on a host of key fronts:
The ACR has access to all of the data entered into the registry, and will not disclose the Protected Health Information (PHI) in its possession to a third party except for the purpose of the ACR’s proper management and administration of the registry or to fulfill any legal responsibilities of the ACR, and only provided that the disclosures are required by law or that the ACR has received from the third party written assurances that the information will be (i) held confidentially and (ii) used or further disclosed only as required by law or for the purposes for which it was disclosed to the third party.
The ACR will use and disclose a limited data set for purposes of research or as otherwise permitted by the privacy standards or required by law. The ACR will not use a limited data set in such a way as to identify any individual and will not to contact any individual.NRDR activities meet the definition of peer review. NRDR data collected and stored by the ACR are considered privileged and confidential peer review under Virginia Code Section 8.01-581.17 and not discoverable during legal proceedings unless so ordered by a court and then only upon a showing for good cause and for extraordinary circumstances. For information relative to your own state consult your state statutory authority.