The goal of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is to foster a national center for data collection and research on total hip and knee replacement with far-reaching benefits to society including reduced morbidity and mortality, improved patient safety, improved quality of care and medical decision-making, reduced medical spending, and advances in orthopaedic science and bioengineering.
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AJRR was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to be a QCDR. One of the requirements for all QCDRs is that they must publically post the detailed specifications of the quality measures we collect in order to ensure transparency of information to the public. Please click button below for more information.
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Orthopedic surgeons are currently submitting data on about 2,000 procedures weekly to the American Joint Replacement Registry, according to a presenter who gave an update on the initiative here at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2014. Read more....
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has been designated as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), meaning that it will be able to provide an enhanced array of medical outcome data, including patient safety information. Other information will include physician and patient observations and joint replacement concerns. AJRR is one of 41 organizations given such a designation. ...Read more
An independent selection committee was charged with selecting the final composition of the Task Force and has now concluded that process. The Registry Task Force will be charged to....Read More
AJRR Data Committee member Dr. Michael Dohm of the University of Arizona shared this video story from Arizona Public Media. ....Click Here for More
As the demand for total joint arthroplasty continues to increase, growing attention is being paid to arthroplasty registries, which can serve as vehicles for reporting outcomes and enhancing the quality of care patients receive. ....Read More
Aqualified clinical data registry is a new reporting mechanism available for the Physician Quality Reporting System beginning in 2014. ....Read More
Medical device regulation has been the subject of recent debate. Both professional and public confidence in the system is at a low point. This is particularly true in orthopaedics, where the premature failure of some metal-on-metal hip replacements has added considerably to the global burden of hip revision. ....Read More
New implantable devices can never reach clinical use without some level of uncertainty about their effectiveness and overall safety, despite the best possible safeguards and pre-market regulatory requirements. ....Read more.
In 1997 the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) agreed to establish a national Hip and Knee Register to be based at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Christchurch Hospital, directed by Professor Alastair Rothwell (Chairman and Registry Supervisor). While this initiative was intended to mark 30 years of joint arthroplasty in New Zealand it was also recognised that there was a real need to collect data on implants and outcomes. Their 14 Year Report is now available. ....Read more
In the 10th report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, data showed that most patients can expect their knee and hip replacement implants to survive for 10 years. ....Read More
The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry released a new analysis on whether surgical outcomes are impacted by surgical experience. ....Read More
Faulty joint replacements force 8000 Australians every year back on the operating table, but National Joint Replacement Registry research has found four devices with lower rates of problems. ....Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a new electronic system designed to protect patients will track millions of high-risk medical devices including pacemakers and hip implants. ....Read More
With more than 100 participating hospitals, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has been able to streamline the enrollment process and make it easier for orthopaedic surgeons and their affiliated hospitals to participate in this important quality initiative. Read more....
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is a national total joint replacement registry, governed by an independent, not-for-profit entity, under the direction of orthopaedic surgeons in partnership with stakeholders. Read more....
The American Joint Replacement Registry is an initiative to improve quality, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of total joint replacements. Today, the registry has contracts with 51 institutions representing 72 hospitals. With current sites, the registry has gathered data on more than 30,000 procedures. Read more....
The October 2014 Issue of "The Register" is now available.
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