NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, and the American Spine Registry (ASR), a national quality improvement registry for spine care, announced that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship to improve the future of spine surgery through data-driven outcomes. ASR is a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and this arrangement with NuVasive marks the first-of-its-kind for the ASR, providing industry support to expand its data collection platform.
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.