AAOS Media Kit

AJRR Media Kit for the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are gaining prominence as an essential tool for the improvement of orthopaedic care. These pre-operative and post-operative surveys are an excellent method for providing insight into the patient experience, but without the right resource to compile and present the data gathered from the surveys, important takeaways can be missed.

Databases like the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the registry for the collection of hip and knee arthroplasty data, can collect and display PRO data in detailed dashboards and reports that enable hospitals and surgeons to make informed decisions based on clinical facts and figures.

The AJRR is part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) registries portfolio, and can be reached at four different times/places during the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read on for the different ways you can interact with AJRR and learn more about the emerging world of PROs:


1) Stop by the AJRR Booth at the AAOS Resource Center

AJRR staff can be found at our booth in the AAOS Resource Center in Academy Hall B from March 6 – 10. We will be providing free hard copies of the 2017 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data and jump drives with electronic copies of our 2017 Annual Report2017 Report to the Public, Level III Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Guide, and Level II Patient Risk Factors, Comorbidities, and Complications Guide. We’ll also be giving demonstrations of our RegistryInsights™ platform.

AJRR RegistryInsights subscribers can access dashboards with benchmarks at the national, hospital, and health system level. The subscription includes a free PRO platform that can distribute and collect surveys while also populating graphs of recommended PROMs.

If you would like to interview AJRR staff or leadership in attendance at the Annual Meeting, please contact:

Onsite Media Contact: AJRR Director of Marketing and Communications

Lori Boukas | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (847) 977-8787 

In-Office Media Contact: AJRR Marketing and Communications Specialist

Erik Michalesko | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (847) 430-5034


2) Attend the Educational Session, "What Can a Registry Do for Me?"

Several surgeons including members of the AJRR Steering and Data committees will be leading educational sessions at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. The session, "What Can a Registry Do for Me?" will cover identifying clinical best practices, the financial impacts of registries, implant selection, new technology, and improving patient care with patient-reported outcomes, among other topics. 

The session will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Central Time in Theater B, and will be moderated by Henrik Malchau, MD. The AJRR committee members leading the session are AJRR Steering Committee Chair Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, AJRR Medical Director David G. Lewallen, MD, and AJRR Data Committee Member Brian R. Hallstrom, MD.


3) Visit the AJRR Website for Our Blog and 2017 Report to the Public

The AJRR launched an educational blog in January of this year. The first four posts were part of a series called, “How to Build a Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Program for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” Visit the blog at blog.ajrr.net to learn about PRO program implementation best practices and the analytics tools and resources that registries like AJRR can provide. 

The AJRR 2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements was released in February of this year. It provides a non-clinical view of the findings of the AJRR 2017 Annual Report that health care facilities can use to inform their patients on hip and knee replacements. Educated patients would be more likely to know the importance of PRO surveys, and would be more likely to fill them out. You can view the 2017 Report to the Public here: http://ajrr.net/for-patients


Other Potential Touchpoints of Interest

  • AJRR User Group Meeting - Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time at the Hilton New Orleans in the Magazine Meeting Room

                 -Complimentary luncheon where users will get an update on Registry technology and discuss data submission challenges

  • Poster of the study, "Is There a Correlation Between Hospital Size and Revision Indication and Where TJA Revision Surgery is Performed?" - scientific posters in Academy Hall B - Poster #P0168


AJRR Media Materials

AJRR Conducts Study on Hospital Size and Revision Procedure Correlation Press Release

AJRR Releases Second Report to the Public Press Release

AJRR Announces its 2018 Volunteer Leadership Appointments Press Release

AAOS Receives 2018 QCDR Designation From CMS Press Release

AJRR Fact Sheet

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report Figures

2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements

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