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AAOS Registry Analytics Institute Now Accepting Applications for Registry Science

Mar 1, 2019 3:31:14 PM

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program collects data within multiple orthopaedic anatomic registries, thereby creating the exciting potential for analytic insights that improve patient outcomes. In February 2019, AAOS launched the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute and that potential is now an attainable reality for many clinicians! The Institute gives clinicians and clinician-scientists the opportunity to submit proposals for analytic insights that are contained within its various Registries. For example, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) houses more than 1.5 million hip and knee procedures that can inform quality improvement. The goal of the Institute is to provide a resource to the scientific community to further understand and improve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care by making information available to examine outcomes related to orthopaedic treatment.

AJRR is the first Registry Program participant to accept applications from interested clinicians. The AJRR Research Projects Subcommittee (RPS) is overseeing the application process, as the information initially available is specifically related to AJRR. “Collecting clinically relevant data in a timely fashion and applying that data to improve outcomes for patients represents one of the most important goals of the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute. It is the arm of the Academy that will leverage Registry data to help identify outcomes of surgical interventions,” said Richard Illgen, MD, AJRR RPS Chair. 

 

Eligibility

Data requests are open to investigators who have a well-defined hypothesis or question related to orthopaedics or musculoskeletal care. For this initiative, “investigators” do not include representatives from industry, federal agencies, commercial entities, insurance companies, administrative databases, or hospital consortia.

The structure of the application process utilizes members of the RPS to provide oversight and constructive peer review of external request applications. Data analyses will be completed by AAOS Registry Analytics team members for all approved proposals.

 

The Preliminary Application Summary Flow Chart

 

Figure 1 - The Preliminary Application Summary Flow Chart is shown above. Preliminary applications will be reviewed by the RPS.

 

Selection Process

The application process consists of two phases: preliminary review (Figure 1), and full application review (Figure 2). As applications make their way through the review funnel, they will be evaluated by AAOS Registry Analytics staff, the AJRR Research Projects Subcommittee, and the AJRR Data Committee consisting of surgeon and industry leaders, as well as patient representatives.

 

The Full Application Summary Flow Chart

 

Figure 2 - The Full Application Summary Flow Chart is shown above. Full applications will be reviewed by the full Data Committee, RPS, and content experts (as appropriate).

 

How to Apply

The AAOS Registry Analytics Institute is now accepting applications related to proposals utilizing AJRR information. Investigators with a well-defined hypothesis related to orthopaedics or musculoskeletal care are encouraged to apply. There will be three application cycles opened annually. The preliminary application deadline for the first cycle of this year is April 5, 2019, the second cycle is August 5, 2019, and the third cycle is December 2, 2019. For the application and more detailed information, click here.

 

Working with the AAOS Analytics Team

Applicants whose projects are approved will work directly with the AAOS Registry Analytics team to develop an analysis plan and timeline. All data analysis will be completed by AAOS and reviewed by the project team. If approved projects require additional data collection, beyond the original request, a more in-depth project plan will be required and developed by the AAOS Analytics team. At the completion of the project, investigators will receive a completed, de-identified analysis.

The Registry Program collects data related to procedures and post-operative care. A list of full data elements from AJRR can be found here.

 

 

 

For information about the AAOS RegistryInsights platform, speak with a Registry Engagement Associate at (847) 292-0530 or Request A Demo today!

 

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This blog was created by the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program. The blog is part of our commitment to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable hip and knee arthroplasty data. Our purpose is to communicate with others in the orthopaedic field who share the same commitment. Watch for weekly news alerts, quick tips, actionable checklists, best practices, and research findings posted to this blog. It will be information you can use each week!

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Data Snapshot

Did you know? By the end of 2017, AJRR had collected data on arthroplasty procedures performed by more than 4,900 surgeons. AJRR hospitals report data for an average of 11 surgeons (range 1-54), which include those conducting only the occasional hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture. 

Read more in the AJRR 2018 Annual Report.

Figure 5 from the AJRR 2018 Annual Report 

 

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program 

The mission of the AAOS Registry Program is to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data. The Program's vision goes beyond hips and knees to include additional anatomic registries like the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER). Beginning with the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the AAOS Registry Program is managed by AAOS as a multi-stakeholder participation model. Stakeholders include representatives from the orthopaedic surgeon community, device manufacturers, hospitals, private payers, and the public.

 

 

 

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As a health care provider of orthopaedic services, you can access information about joining the AAOS Registry Program and RegistryInsights by visiting www.aaos.org/ajrr or speaking with a Registry Engagement Associate at (847) 292-0530.  Request an AJRR Demo

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