About AAPM&R's Registry

Quality & Practice


AAPM&R’s Registry is a single repository of data which will aid the specialty by guiding efforts to reduce burnout, defend scope of practice, demonstrate value and provide data to improve patient care. 


AAPM&R’s Registry success will come from harnessing traditional EMR data with Patient Reported Outcomes data. AAPM&R’s Registry is built on ArborMetrix RegistryX, which leverages  healthcare interoperability standards to intake data and transform that data into real-world evidence through smart analytics and intuitive and flexible reports.


Decision-making demands data – factual evidence that your skills and services are deserving of a patient’s patronage, an institution’s referral, or a payer’s reimbursement. The accurate documentation of rehabilitation through data is an effort that will involve all of physiatry, together, and it starts with AAPM&R’s Registry. Participating in AAPM&R’s Registry allows you to:

  • Benchmark your practice
  • Manage patient populations
  • Improve patient care
  • Join community of quality improvement

AAPM&R’s Registry is initially launching two data collection programs centered on ischemic stroke and low-back pain conditions and will expand to other PM&R clinical areas.

Early Adopters

AAPM&R’s Registry would like to thank the following participating sites for being early adopters of the Registry:

  • Brooks Rehabilitation
  • Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates
  • Lifespan Physician Group
  • Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
  • Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU
  • Shepherd Center
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)


The strategic planning and development of the Registry is overseen by AAPM&R staff and physiatrist-led steering committee.

  • Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD, (Chair)
  • Joseph Hornyak, MD, PhD
  • Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Mark Huang, MD
  • John Lesher, MD (Chair, Low-Back Pain Pilot)
  • Alan Novick, MD (Chair, Ischemic Stroke Pilot)
  • James Sliwa, DO

Registry Articles in The Physiatrist