AAOS Registry Program Blog

Two New Studies Using AJRR Data

Jul 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM

The information below was featured in two articles published in the June 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. 

The AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® gives clinicians and clinician scientists the opportunity to submit hypotheses about information in AAOS registries. Those with approved proposals receive AAOS analytics insights and committee guidance. Read on for a summary of two recent projects using analyses from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), AAOS' hip and knee arthroplasty registry.

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Topics: Registry Findings

Guest Blog: Preparing for Physical Therapy

Jun 17, 2020 4:49:06 PM

Guest Blogger: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program Committee Member Richard Seiden

Richard Seiden is the AAOS Registry Program Public Advisory Board (PAB) Chair and the PAB Representative on the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) Steering Committees.

In this blog, Mr. Seiden shares his personal experience as a joint replacement surgery patient (he’s had hip replacements, knee replacements, and shoulder replacements). Mr. Seiden offers patients with joint issues helpful advice to better prepare for dealing with post-surgery physical therapy needs. He indicated that he hopes sharing his experience will be helpful to other patients, but his advice is not a substitute for consulting with your physician.

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Topics: Patient Education

COVID-19 ICD-10 Code Now Being Collected in AAOS Registries

Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

The AAOS Registry Program is now collecting COVID-19 data through the capture of the ICD-10 code for COVID-19 confirmed diagnosis, U07.1. The new code is enabled across each of the AAOS registries, including the American Joint Replacement Registry, the world's largest national registry of hip and knee joint replacement data by annual procedural count; the Shoulder & Elbow Registry; the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and the American Spine Registry, a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the AAOS.

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Topics: Registry Participation

Data Supplements Offer the Latest on AAOS Registries

May 20, 2020 2:30:00 PM


This article was originally published in the May 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. 

When the question is, “What’s new with the AAOS Registry Program?” a safe answer is always, “Plenty!”

The AAOS Family of Registries is an ever-growing clan, both in numbers of anatomically categorized programs and in the volume and quality of data that continue to pour into these valuable clinical data repositories for orthopaedic procedures. Also growing are the ways the data can be used to improve the quality and value of care.

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Topics: Registry Findings

9 Reverse Shoulder Replacement Post-Surgery Suggestions from Someone Who's Been There

May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Guest Blogger: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program Committee Member Richard Seiden

Richard Seiden is the AAOS Registry Program Public Advisory Board (PAB) Chair and the PAB Representative on the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) Steering Committees. In this blog, he shares his personal experience as a joint replacement surgery patient (he’s had hip replacements, knee replacements, and shoulder replacements). Mr. Seiden offers reverse shoulder arthroplasty patients helpful advice to better prepare for dealing with post-surgery needs. He indicated that he hopes sharing his experience will be helpful to other patients, but his advice is not a substitute for consulting with your physician.

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Topics: Patient Education

American Spine Registry Goes Live

Mar 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. The article has been updated to reflect current events. 

The American Spine Registry (ASR), a partnership between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Academy, represents a collaboration to enhance and improve the quality of spine care by providing all North American spine surgeons with access to a shared data-collection program.

The partnership leverages the data-science capabilities of AANS and its longstanding Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) with the operational expertise of the AAOS Registry Program.

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Topics: Spine

Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry Trial is a Success

Mar 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. The article has been updated to reflect current events. 

The new registry for orthopaedic oncology data has moved toward the full implementation stage, following a successful year-long trial of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry (MsTR), which has wrapped up.

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Topics: Musculoskeletal Tumor

See You at the 2019 AAHKS Annual Meeting!

Oct 31, 2019 10:19:28 AM

Pick Up Your Copy of the New AJRR Annual Report on November 8th

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2019 Annual Meeting is offering an outstanding educational program. Qualified attendees can earn a maximum of 18 AMA PRA category 1 Credits. The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official registry of AAHKS, is looking forward to seeing you in Dallas, Texas on November 7-10, 2019. 

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Topics: Annual Meetings

WellStar Health System Restructures Its Public Reporting Department

Oct 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

This article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine and reported by AAOS Content Writer Karen Metropulos, MBA. 

WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, comprised of 11 hospitals and 225 medical office locations, is focused on improving quality and access to health care. It operates outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, and a home care agency.

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Topics: Case Studies

Registry Data Reuse Opportunities You Need to Know

Sep 19, 2019 9:30:59 AM

Did you know? Participation in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program offers a wide variety of data reuse opportunities including requirements for quality certification programs, federal quality initiatives, insurer's distinction programs, and state collaboratives. As a participating site, unlock all the benefits of your registry data by reviewing more than a dozen data application opportunities below.

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Topics: Quality Initiatives

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This blog was created by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program as part of our commitment to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data. Our purpose is to communicate with others in the orthopaedic field who share the same commitment. Watch for news alerts, quick tips, actionable checklists, best practices, and research findings posted to this blog. Whether you are a participating site in one or more AAOS Registry or thinking about joining the Registry Program, this blog will provide current and ongoing Registry updates and decision support.

The more interactive you are, the greater the value shared. Visit us at www.aaos.org/registries or speak with a Registry Engagement Associate at 847-292-0530.

 

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