How to Register for NOMS

Gain the Support of Your Staff and Administration

Clinicians have the option to register their healthcare organization or school for NOMS data collection. Before registering for NOMS, gain the support of your staff and administration. NOMS is a voluntary data collection tool provided at no cost to ASHA members. As a NOMS Participant, you and your organization will have access to your data benchmarked against our national data.

If your facility is part of a larger health care organization or school, determine whether you will be registering one facility or two or more facilities. You are not required to register all locations; you may choose to register a few facilities and then add more locations later. Additionally, university clinic programs that would like to participate in data collection may register as a single-facility.

We recommend that whenever possible, a clinician register their organization to participate in data collection. Organizations with multiple participating clinicians tend to build larger databases quicker and the larger the database, the more reflective the outcomes will be of your practice. However, if you are unable to gain the support of your staff or administration, you can register for NOMS as an individual. On the application, enter "[Organization Name] - [Your Name]" as the name of the organization. Enter the organization's address on the application.

Are all facilities and clinicians required to participate?
To obtain the most meaningful data, we encourage you to collect outcomes information on all eligible patients. However, you are not required to register all facilities, programs, or clinicians. You may choose to start with limited participation and expand your program later.

Can international affiliates participate in NOMS?
No. We developed the NOMS tool specifically for measuring the functional outcomes of individuals receiving audiology and speech-language pathology treatment within U.S. health care systems, which are very different from international health care systems. At this time, only eligible clinicians who are linked to a participating organization within the United States have access to NOMS.

Identify a NOMS Subscriber

Each organization must identify a subscriber—that is, the liaison for your organization and the person responsible for implementing NOMS at your organization.

To be eligible to serve as the subscriber for the NOMS Audiology Registry, you must be an ASHA Certified Member or pay the Audiology Subscription Fee.

To be eligible to serve as the subscriber for the NOMS SLP Registry, you must be an ASHA Certified Member.

The subscriber is responsible for all of the following tasks:

  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list of participants and facilities for your organization
  • Ensuring the timely initiation and maintenance of data collection for your organization
  • Informing ASHA of any organizational changes that affect NOMS data collection
  • Ensuring that clinicians submit patient data on all eligible patients
  • Resolving compliance issues in a timely manner

Complete the Application

One person from your organization should complete and submit the online application.

If you are registering for the Audiology Registry and nonmember audiologists will be participating in data collection for your organization, review the Audiology Subscription Fee page.

As part of the application process, you will need to upload a signed copy of the NOMS Agreement [PDF]. By signing the agreement and registering for NOMS, you are committing to a minimum of one year participation in NOMS. However, we hope that you will continue to collect data on an ongoing basis in order to have access to information about trends, clinical practice, and changes in the industry.

An ASHA website account is required to submit a NOMS application. If you do not already have one, please set up an account with the ASHA website. After you have set up an account, you can use your ASHA website username and password to log in to the NOMS application.

Submit NOMS Application

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