Published 2/1/2016

Questions about AJRR? Visit the AJRR Booth at Annual Meeting

American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) staff will be on hand at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting to answer questions regarding the hip and knee arthroplasty registry, as well as to demonstrate the new AJRR Level III patient-reported outcome (PRO) dashboard system.

The dashboard system is designed to collect electronic health records (EHRs) directly from hospitals or through an EHR vendor, and sort that data into charts, graphs, and reports to help visualize the information. Once a significant amount of data has been collected in the Registry, the dashboard system will allow comparison of PRO data from individual hospitals against national benchmarks. For anyone thinking of starting a PRO program or wishing to submit PRO data to the Registry, the AJRR booth is an excellent place to start.

In addition, AJRR will host a User Group Network meeting on Wednesday, March 2, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Silver Spring Room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The purpose of the User Group Network is to bring Registry participants together and allow them to ask questions and provide guidance, including advice on best practices, data collection, user experience, and other situations. Participants will learn more about AJRR and get more out of their Registry involvement.

"The User Group Network is a great opportunity for healthcare providers who want to utilize their data to improve performance," said Lori Boukas, AJRR director of marketing and communications. "We plan to expand the group this year and will thoroughly consider topics that group members want to discuss and learn about. Not only will User Group members be able to act as a community to provide assistance, but they will have the opportunity to make suggestions regarding the future of AJRR. We want our Registry to be as relevant as possible to our participants."

Join the User Group Network
Interested in joining the User Group Network? Attend the open meeting or register for the group on the AJRR website. Throughout 2016, there will be regularly scheduled User Group calls to discuss important developments on a variety of topics. Future discussion topics may include the implications of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model ruling, or how to implement a PRO program. The User Group is still in its early stages, so participants will have the opportunity to influence its growth as a successful resource for the entire field of joint replacement.

"Every year, the AAOS Annual Meeting has been the perfect environment for introducing people to our Registry," AJRR Executive Director Jeffrey Knezovich, said. "Our organization has a lot to offer to hospitals, private practices, and ambulatory surgery centers across America. With the recent addition of patient-reported outcome data collection, AJRR can continue to provide institutions with the in-depth data analysis that they've been looking for."

For more information, stop by the AJRR Booth in Academy Hall WC, or visit www.ajrr.net