Published 4/1/2015

AJRR Launches New User Group Network

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) launched its first-ever User Group Network at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting. This network provides a forum for individuals who work closely with the Registry, enabling them to stay connected and learn from others in similar situations.

“The AJRR User Group Network is a place to share information and best practices,” said executive director Jeff Knezovich. “We want all of our participants and interested parties to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the AJRR and its future plans.”

During the first meeting of the user group, participants from large and small hospital systems and academic medical institutions served as panelists. They shared information about going through the enrollment process and submitting data. They also provided lessons learned during the implementation process.

User Group Network participants will be provided with many opportunities to connect in the future with each other as well as with AJRR staff. Plans include webinars, list serves, social media sharing, and quarterly calls.

As part of this network, AJRR is currently initiating a User Group Advisory Board. Members of the board will be tasked with setting the tone for future discussion topics and meetings as well as with providing information to network members.

“Users of our registry come in all shapes and sizes—from individual surgeon groups to large health systems. The premise behind our User Group Network is to share stories among the sites so they can hear firsthand how to utilize the registry to its full potential,” said Lori Boukas, director of marketing and communications. “The AJRR currently has nearly 450 user sites, and there’s a great wealth of knowledge to be shared within that group. We’re glad to be able to offer a way for these users to convene and share best registry practices.”

There is no fee associated with joining the AJRR User Group Network and/or Advisory Board. Those who are interested in joining should contact Terra Miller at miller@ajrr.net