This article was originally published in the June 2018 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) monthly news magazine. It is the first 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 TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital and appear in the July issue of AAOS Now.
The AJRR is the largest hip and knee replacement registry in the United States and a leader worldwide.
Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) shares highlights of its road to participation in the AJRR including some of the achievements attained along the way. Other health care institutions can learn from PSJH's experience in developing best practices in system-wide data collection (86,990 cases submitted as of January 2018), data-driven quality improvement (patient reported-outcome [PRO] program), and utilization of the data for research purposes (dual mobility cup utilization and indications analysis).