PA Consulting partners with American Academy of Dermatology on data platform

05 March 2024 2 min. read

PA Consulting, an innovation and transformation consultancy, is working with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) on a multi-year project to update the medical association’s clinical data registry platform.

The AAD currently operates DataDerm, a clinical data registry that helps US dermatologists assess and optimize care, report merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) information, and facilitate research. The platform has so far collected data on over 54 million patient visits.

PA will work with AAD to build a user-friendly, cloud platform that integrates data from thousands of dermatology practices. The initial project phase will focus on enhancing and streamlining MIPS reporting, with later phases focusing on developing new member dashboards and tools for practice management.

PA Consulting partners with American Academy of Dermatology on registry platform

The updated platform will help dermatologists practice evidence-based medicine, streamline quality reporting, advance medical research, and improve patient care, PA said in a press release.

“The new DataDerm platform is the leading clinical data repository for dermatologists, enabling a variety of use cases from quality reporting to research and advocacy to clinical decision-making,” said Nilesh Chandra, healthcare expert and partner at PA Consulting. “The partnership represents a forward-thinking approach to boosting quality reporting and using data to enhance dermatologic care.”

Founded in 1983, the AAD is the largest dermatologic association, with over 20,800 physician members globally.

“This new platform will allow us to be more nimble in how we can use and learn from the data to advocate for the specialty and improve patient care,” said Dr. Marta Van Beek, chair of the DataDerm oversight committee. “This is a new chapter for DataDerm.”

Founded in 1943, PA delivers consulting services in product design and engineering, strategy and operations, and digital transformation, among other areas. The London-headquartered firm has over 4,000 consultants across offices in Europe and the United States.