Registries are created for a wide range of purposes that include such goals as recruiting patients for clinical trials, tracking treatment plans for tumor boards, determining study feasibility, conducting retrospective chart reviews, and evaluating outcomes.
Typically, these registries are maintained in various locations and formats throughout an institution. Individual investigators utilize their favorite database tool or spreadsheet and maintain autonomous control over their specific registry of interest.
In the current environment, there are several opportunities for improvement. Within a typical institution, the various registries: