AJRR is Heading to the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting

AJRR will be in attendance at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Venetian/Sands EXPO from March 23-28. AJRR staff will be on site at our booth located just outside Academy Hall G to answer all your questions about joining the only National Registry!

At our booth, staff will be providing quick demonstrations of the Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System and will be available to meet with you one-on-one to answer any questions you may have. To set up a specific time to meet with a Program Coordinator, please contact Terra Miller at miller@ajrr.net.

Be sure to stop by if you are in town!

First Annual AJRR Info Session & User Group Meeting to Kick-Off at AAOS Annual Meeting

On March 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AJRR will be hosting our first Info Session & User Group Meeting at the Venetian/Sands EXPO in Room 4301. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome! We encourage those who are interested in learning more about the National Registry.


The first session of this meeting will provide you with information about AJRR as well as current initiatives and collaborations, perspectives on the Registry, advocacy efforts, and future plans for the organization. AJRR Board of Directors Secretary Treasurer David. E. Mino, MD, MBA and board member Colin Nelson will begin the discussion. AJRR Director of Analytics Caryn D. Etkin, PhD, MPH and Executive Director Jeffrey P. Knezovich, CAE will also discuss various Registry efforts and quality initiatives.


In the second session, AJRR staff will be facilitating a Q&A session with panelists consisting of current Registry users. Participating Registry user panelists include Karla Barber, RN, BSN from Centura Health, Judy Casper, BSN, RN from Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, and Susan Mehle from HealthEast Care System. These panelists represent a large health system, small orthopaedic hospital, and an AJRR Level I pilot site that understand the data submission process. Also, Director of Information Technology Randy Meinzer will lead a demonstration of the Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System.


The meeting will conclude with a wrap-up of topics discussed as well as a Q&A session with AJRR staff, a Level III data and PROMs survey, and more information regarding the implementation of the User Group Network Advisory Board. To receive a copy of the agenda prior to the meeting, contact Terra Miller at miller@ajrr.net.


If you are interested in coming to the Info Session & User Group Meeting, you do not need to pre-register for the event. Those who are interested in attending this great event can come to the Venetian/Sands EXPO - Room 4301 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to attend. If you cannot attend but would still like a copy of the agenda or additional information on joining the User Group Network, contact Terra Miller at miller@ajrr.net


We look forward to seeing you there!

The AJRR TJR Risk Calculator is Now Available

The AJRR Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Risk Calculator is now available on the AJRR website! The calculator comes to the AJRR from Ortho Apps, a collaborative of Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and the University of California, San Francisco.

The AJRR TJR Risk Calculator can be used by surgeons to assess risk for prosthetic joint infection and mortality for patients undergoing a TJR procedure based on their comorbidities and demographics. 

There is no fee associated with utilizing the AJRR TJR Risk Calculator. Click here to start using this great tool today!

AJRR currently has 450 participating hospitals in all 50 states! Click here for a full list of all participating sites.

The Register is the official newsletter of the American Joint Replacement Registry serving to connect the orthopaedic community. For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Terra Miller, Marketing and Communications Specialist at miller@ajrr.net

The Register editor: Terra Miller, MS
Contributing authors: Lori Boukas

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