The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is celebrating a major milestone—the national orthopaedic registry of hip and knee replacement data is now one million procedures strong! To join in the celebration, be sure to visit the AJRR booth at the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego. AJRR staff will be on hand to answer questions about the registry and to demonstrate the newest registry platform enhancements.
New technology upgrades, recently made available to all AJRR participants, enable more efficient and specific reporting. In addition to Level I procedural data and Level III patient-reported outcomes data, the platform can now accept Level II patient risk factors, comorbidities, and complications data. New data specifications enable the Registry to assist with more quality initiatives, state collaboratives, and insurance distinction programs than ever before. And, the system's sleeker dashboards can lead to a more accurate analysis of the data.
"AJRR has made great strides in the last few months, and we're excited to show off our new capabilities at the AAOS Annual Meeting," said Jeffrey P. Knezovich, CAE, AJRR executive director. "This is an excellent opportunity for both new and participating surgeons to see what we now offer. Technological advances and the collection of more than one million hip and knee procedures have enabled us to use data to better analyze what's happening in the world of total joint arthroplasty."
AJRR will also be hosting a User Group Network (Unet) Meeting. The open meeting will be held on March 15 at a hotel near the San Diego Convention Center; lunch will be provided.
Unet was created as a resource for registry users to communicate and share best practices. It is made up of more than 150 healthcare staff from institutions of all sizes and geographical areas. Members range from orthopaedic surgeons at large health systems to service line coordinators at small rural hospitals. In mid-2016, an online User Group Forum was launched to enable participants to discuss important developments on a variety of topics on a regular basis. The forum serves as a great way to pose questions and present anecdotes to the orthopaedic registry community.
"Every Unet meeting is planned in collaboration with an advisory board of diverse registry users," said Lori Boukas, AJRR director of marketing and communications. "We received some great feedback after last year's Unet meeting. Based on that input, we have made changes to the 2017 meeting to make it more enjoyable for our users. We hope to see everyone again, and look forward to seeing some new faces as we work together to improve the registry user experience."
For more information, stop by the AJRR Booth at the Ballroom 6 Lobby, Level 2, or visit www.ajrr.net