AAOS Media Kit
Welcome to the AJRR press room for the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. Here you will find links to relevant materials such as: press releases, a fact sheet, and links to our most recent Annual Report and its figures. The AJRR booth is located at the Ballroom 6 Lobby, Level 2 of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Feel free to stop by to say hello, or reach out to our on-site media contact to arrange an interview with one of our Board Members who will be in attendance at the Annual Meeting. We'll have a media contact in-office at our headquarters in Rosemont, IL as well. The contact information for both AJRR staff members is below.
On-site Media Contact: Lori Boukas, Director of Marketing and Communications
Cell Phone: (847) 977-8787
In-office Media Contact: Erik Michalesko, Marketing and Communications Specialist
AJRR Media Materials
March 15, 2017 AJRR User Group Network (Unet) Meeting
In addition to an AAOS Annual Meeting booth, AJRR will be hosting an entirely separate Unet Meeting on March 15, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST for those that use the Registry at their institutions. This Unet meeting/luncheon is free of charge, and will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in the Catalina Room.
Unet was created as a resource for Registry users to communicate and share best practices. With over 150 members, it is made up of health care staff from institutions of all sizes and geographical areas. Media are more than welcome to attend the Unet meeting to see the new developments that AJRR is offering to health care providers. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of AJRR's media contacts. The meeting agenda is below.
11:30-11:45 Lunch, Welcome, and Introductions by Lori Boukas, AJRR Director of Marketing and Communications
11:45-12:05 Paul Haisman, AJRR Chief Technology Officer
The Evolving State of AJRR’s Technology – Latest Updates and New Enhancements
• Level II – Release of New Data Specs
• AJRR Dashboard Demonstration
• How to Collect and Submit PROMs
• Data Quality and Submission Reports
• Formation of TechNet – an AJRR group for data submitters
• Platform Phases and Future Enhancements – What would you like to see?
12:05-12:25 Cecily Froemke, Program Manager Information & Research, Providence Health & Services
User Case Study
• Ms. Froemke will speak about her experience collecting PROs with external collaborators for non-employed physicians. She will discuss how she imports data and how it ties into federal initiatives, especially the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program.
12:25-12:40 Caryn Etkin, PhD, AJRR Director of Analytics
Using Registry Participation for QI
• Federal Quality Initiatives – making sense of CJR, MACRA, PQRS, Meaningful Use and other quality programs
• Insurance Distinction Programs - Where and how AJRR can help
• What Other Quality Initiatives are people finding that Registry participation can help with?
12:40-1:00 Mike B. Anderson, MSc, Research Coordinator, University of Utah
The AJRR: Quality Improvement vs. Medical Research
• Despite the primary purpose of the AJRR being to improve the care for patients who receive hip and knee replacements, there has been some confusion about whether the Registry should be considered quality improvement or medical research. This may, in part, be due to the AJRR’s obtainment of a waiver of the Common Rule informed consent requirements from the WIRB. The purpose of this presentation is to 1) demonstrate the implementation of the AJRR at a single academic medical center and 2) discuss the regulatory concerns of implementing the AJRR in a variety of settings.
1:00-1:30 Q&A Table Sessions
• Wrap up and open questions that the group would like to address