Surgeons can now compare their own procedure data against national registry benchmarks
The AAOS Registry Program seeks to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data contributed by hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and orthopaedic practices across the United States. With the recent introduction of Surgeon Dashboards, the Registry Program has added a quality-improvement resource, available to individual AAOS surgeon members.
The new member benefit allows surgeons whose sites participate in an AAOS Registry to compare their individual data against national, deidentified information and benchmarks. The Surgeon Dashboard is an enhancement to the AAOS RegistryInsights™ platform. It displays both patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and procedure data. Surgeon Dashboards are available at no additional cost to participating sites’ surgeons who are AAOS members.
American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and Shoulder & Elbow Registry surgeons who have submitted registry data through their participating sites will be among the first to gain access to the new resource. The goal is to provide key information that will help drive individual efforts to improve quality and patient outcomes. Specifically, surgeons will have the ability to view their cases with a growing list of statistics and analytics. They also will have access to national benchmarks and averages for the same procedures they are performing, as well as interactive abilities to filter by patient and case type and compare to national data. Other Registry Program anatomical areas will follow with their own dashboards in the future.
Surgeons gain actionable insights through dashboard data
Most importantly, reviewing their dashboard data will enable surgeons to identify practice changes and improvements that will benefit their patients every day. Surgeons will be able to independently and confidentially review national and individual practice data on procedural volume, patient population demographics, top procedural and diagnostic codes, revision burden by year, preoperative functional assessments for total hip arthroplasty, PROs, and more.
Bryan D. Springer, MD, chair of the AJRR Data Committee, said, “I look forward to accessing my Surgeon Dashboard in the future. I am very interested in reviewing the data’s comparative benchmarks and the revision burden by year. In fact, all Surgeon Dashboard data can help measure important changes in my patient population.”
A surgeon interested in accessing the Surgeon Dashboard should reach out to the site’s main contact for registry participation. This is often the site’s registry administrator or authorized user. Or contact the AAOS Registry Program directly at http://connect.ajrr.net/surgeon-dashboards-form.
Site administrators enable individual surgeon dashboard access
Site administrators can enable individual surgeons to access and gain actionable insights from their practice data. If you are a registry site administrator or authorized user interested in providing Surgeon Dashboard access to your site’s surgeons, contact the AAOS Registry Program at RegistryInfo@aaos.org.
To view frequently asked questions about the RegistryInsights™ Surgeon Dashboards, visit https://bit.ly/2EnYovC.
To view webinars about the RegistryInsights™ Surgeon Dashboards, visit http://ajrr.net/events-webinars/ajrr-webinars.
To view how a site can enroll in an AAOS Registry, visit www.ajrr.net/enroll-with-us.