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Mobile Health and Patient Outcomes




Healthcare professionals, scientists and pharmaceutical companies’ understanding of the daily impact of disease and treatment on a person’s life are not always as good as they could be. Historically the focus has been on clinical outcomes, with an assumption that this naturally aligns with the outcomes from a patient’s perspective. Unfortunately, they are not always aligned at all.

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Infection Burden Increases Over 6 Years in THA, TKA




Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among international arthroplasty registries.

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Facilitating the Development of Implant Survivorship Curves


With over one million hip and knee procedures now in its database, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is making great strides toward becoming the most comprehensive source of orthopedic outcomes data in the U.S.

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AJRR Releases New Data Specifications for Patient Risk Factors


The American Joint Replacement Registry has released new data specifications, known as Level II, that allow for health care institutions to collect and report on patient risk factors, comorbidities and complications data.

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AJRR Launches Patient Risk Factor Data for Hip, Knee Replacements


The American Joint Replacement Registry released new specifications concerning collecting data on hip and knee replacement patients.

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AJRR Ramps Up Web Portal


The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an organization that collects data and uses it to improve outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, is announcing its updated web portal.

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AJRR Launches 2016 Reporting for its Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center


The American Joint Replacement Registry is offering an improved web portal which will allow eligible professionals and institutions to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System and Meaningful Use programs, according to a press release.

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Wellbe Advances Patient-Reported Outcomes Solution for Orthopedics & Spine - 3 Takeaways


Madison, Wis.-based Wellbe is advancing its patient-reported outcomes collection capabilities for orthopedic and spine programs.

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The "PROs" of Using AJRR to Meet CJR Requirements


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which first went into effect on April 1, 2016, requires hospitals within 67 geographic regions (known as metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs) to bundle payments for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures.

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How CJR and Bundled Payments Will Impact Orthopedics: 6 Surgeons Weigh In

Published on May 24, 2016
by Becker's ASC Review

Q: Are you for or against CJR? Why?

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CJR and Clinical Data Registries—What You Need to Know

Published on March 4, 2016
by AAOS Now

By now, everyone in the joint replacement profession has heard about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) final ruling on bundled payments—the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model—that was released in November 2015.

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Bundled Pay for Joint Replacement Could Boost Quality

Some organizations grumbled about CMS's proposed rule on bundled payments for hip and knee replacements, but now that the final rule—with some concessions to providers— is out, the push for better quality outcomes is on.

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