About Our Value

  • Problem:

    Hospitals have little or no access to current statistics and national averages on joint replacement surgeries.

    Solution:

    AJRR data enables national, regional, and local benchmarking, supporting quality improvement.

    Track and monitor joint replacement outcomes within your institution as well as compare your institution against national benchmark data.

    “Understanding variations in care, complications, and utilization is critical to improving quality and patient safety while reducing costs, and the American Joint Replacement Registry is yet another tool to help us along that road.”
    Erin K. Almeda, Director, Orthopaedic Program Development
    Concord Hospital
    Concord, N.H.

  • Problem:

    Surgeons need access to their patient data so they can identify those at risk of poor clinical outcomes.

    Solution:

    The ability to compare patient data against national benchmarks improves patient follow up and intervention and enables more informed decision-making about at-risk patients.

    Apply performance gap analysis and patient outlier identification to your data, helping to reduce complications and revision rates.

    “We recognize the importance of data collection to improve patient outcomes at the local and national level.”
    Richard L. Illgen II, MD
    Co-director of the Arthritis and Joint Replacement Program
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Member AJRR Data Committee
    Madison, Wis.

  • Problem:

    Patients may never be informed about a recall of a specific implant.

    Solution:

    AJRR monitors advisory notices and notifies hospitals about recalls so that they can alert affected patients.

    By focusing on capturing data on primary procedures and revisions conducted in the United States, we provide early detection capabilities for identifying poorly performing implants.

    “AJRR provides a system for tracking patients and receiving feedback that will improve our understanding of joint replacements and patient outcomes.”
    Eric M. Boyden, MD, Medical Director of Arthroplasty Services for Renown Regional Medical Center; and Medical Director, Joint Replacement Services Program
    St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
    Reno, Nev.

Participation in the AJRR has many benefits including assistance with several federal quality initiatives, insurer’s distinction programs, and state collaboratives. These programs provide reimbursements and other incentives for displaying improvement in the quality of patient care, prompting medical institutions to use clinical data registries like AJRR to compare outcomes success. Learn more about these programs by visiting our Quality Initiatives page.

Learn more about the benefits of participating in our Registry

 

About Working With Us

Getting started with us is easy!
Click on these four simple steps:

  • To get started, connect with your state AJRR Program Coordinator who will guide you through the expectations for enrollment and participation.

    You should also:

    • Attend our Introductory Webinar
    • Enlist the support of your internal team (including EMR experts, surgeons, and staff)

    Now you’re ready for step 2.

  • As the process moves forward, you will:

    • Receive AJRR contracts and review them with your legal department
    • Discuss participation requirements in further detail with AJRR staff
    • Execute a fully signed contract
    • Initiate discussions with your internal IT team and with AJRR IT staff

    You can now begin to integrate your system and prepare to submit your data! Move on to Step 3 for details.

  • You will continue to work closely with AJRR staff on system integration as you:

    • Review data fields in IT pre-work
    • Create and send a test data file from your EMR for review
    • Designate and train an Authorized User at your hospital
    • Begin monthly data submission to AJRR

    You’re almost done. See step 4 to complete the process.

  • Congratulations, you’re ready to report your data! With the username and password you receive, you can access the system to:

    • View your data within the Registry
    • Run detailed reports on your data
    • Compare results with national benchmarks on the dashboards

    In addition, you can take advantage of ongoing customer service and IT support from AJRR staff and opportunities for community building.


 

Our Participating Hospitals