AAOS Launches Analytics Institute for Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Care Researchers

Making data available to help improve orthopaedic clinical practices and outcomes

(March 11, 2019)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched its Registry Analytics Institute—a new resource for clinicians to submit proposals for analytical data that are contained within the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and to help advance and improve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care.

“Collecting clinically relevant data in a timely fashion and applying that data to improve outcomes for patients represents one of the most important goals of the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute. It is the arm of the Academy that will leverage Registry Data to help identify outcomes of surgical interventions,” says Richard L. Illgen II, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and chair of the AAOS Research Projects Subcommittee (RPS).

The Analytics Institute application process consists of two phases: preliminary review, and full application review. Applications are evaluated by Registry Analytics staff, the RPS, and the AJRR Data Committee consisting of surgeon and industry leaders, as well as patient representatives.

Clinicians and clinician-scientists with a well-defined hypothesis related to orthopaedics or musculoskeletal care are encouraged to apply. Applicants whose projects are approved will work with the AAOS Analytics and Statistical team to develop an analysis plan and timeline for their project. All data analysis will be completed by AAOS and reviewed by the project team.

By making data available to the scientific community, the AAOS is providing clinicians the opportunity to better examine orthopaedic clinical practices and outcomes.

For more information on this latest offering from the AAOS Registry Program or to submit a proposal, visit aaos.org/Quality/Registry_Programs/AAOS_Registry_Analytics_Institute/.

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About the AAOS

With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.

AAOS Registry Program

The AAOS is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—the Academy’s hip and knee replacement registry—is the cornerstone of the AAOS’s Registry Program, and the world’s largest national registry of hip and knee joint replacement data by annual procedural count, with more than 1.5 million procedures contained within its database. The AAOS launched its Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER) in October 2018, and the Musculoskeletal Tumor (MsT) Registry Pilot in January 2019, expanding the Registry Program series.

For more information, contact:

Kayee Ip 847-384-4035 312-543-3211 ip@aaos.org
Lauren P. Riley 847-384-4031 708-227-1773 pearson@aaos.org