AJRR Subscriber Captures the Intersection of Data, Evidence-based Medicine, and Integrated Clinical Pathways
This article was originally published in the July 2018 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) monthly news magazine. It is the second of a three-part series illustrating practical aspects of American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) participation through success stories from subscribing institutions. The next installment will feature MountainView Regional Medical Center and appear in the August issue of AAOS Now.
The AJRR is the largest hip and knee arthroplasty registry in the United States, exceeding the 1 million procedures milestone in 2017, and is a part of the Academy’s growing family of orthopaedic registries. TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), located in Cincinnati, OH, has been an AJRR subscriber since January 2015. Other health care institutions can learn from GSH’s registry-supported integrated clinical pathway (ICP) and adverse event (AE) reduction programs focused on blood transfusion, venous thromboembolism (VTE), ineffective pain management, and more.