The OrthoForum, a nationwide network of privately owned orthopaedic practices, announces a collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), naming the AAOS Registry Program as the organization’s recommended registries for its members.

The four registries include the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the Shoulder & Elbow Registry, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and the American Spine Registry, which is a collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and AAOS.

All of the AAOS Registries support the OrthoForum’s mission of providing orthopaedic group practices with access to the latest best practices and benchmarking tools needed to advance their local market presence, according to a media release from AAOS.

“The OrthoForum’s new relationship with the AAOS Registry Program will allow our members to demonstrate their high-quality outcomes and clinical efficacy to support the ongoing building of a national orthopaedic provider network.”

— Glenn Sumner, OrthoForum CEO

The AAOS Registry Program will be an important part of OrthoForum members’ internal quality programs. In addition to providing scale, objectivity, subspecialization and patient-reported outcomes, the AAOS Registry Program will help the OrthoForum raise patient, benefit plan advisor and employer awareness about the importance of measuring Patient Reported Outcomes within each practice.

Even more, the Registry Program presents the opportunity for the 4,700+ physicians in 45 states of the OrthoForum, and its sister organization, OrthoConnect, to review their cases against a growing list of national statistics and analytics.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the OrthoForum to continue to improve our members’ quality of musculoskeletal care through registry data. With the AAOS’ growing family of registries, we continue to deliver on our strategic goal of equipping members to thrive in value-based environments and advance the quality of orthopaedic care. Becoming the designated Registry Program of the OrthoForum will further launch us into the future of bone and joint health analytics, benefitting not only surgeons, but patients across the country.”

— Bryan D. Springer, MD, FAAOS, chair of the AJRR Steering Committee

“The strengthening of the relationship with the OrthoForum and OrthoConnect is especially important to the future growth of the Shoulder & Elbow Registry given that many of the procedures that we collect are performed in the outpatient setting.”

— Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD, FAAOS, chair of the Shoulder & Elbow Registry Steering Committee

[Source(s): American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, PR Newswire]

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