8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program
Nov16

8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program

Applying to the Joint Commission for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery can do a lot for your TJR program. In our recent webinar featuring CHI St. Alexius and The Bone & Joint Center, 45% of the participants were interested in the marketing benefits of Advanced Certification. Meeting the requirements of certification also offers an excellent framework for improving the quality of patient care....

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AJRR Releases 2017 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data
Nov03

AJRR Releases 2017 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) releases its 2017 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data today at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2017 Annual Meeting. The information in this year’s report gives the most comprehensive picture to date of patterns of hip and knee arthroplasty in the U.S. This is the fourth annual report that AJRR has released. “We are proud to present this 2017 Annual...

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Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission
Oct12

Patient engagement in follow-up reduces hospital readmission

Incorporating patients into the care team and providing written instructions are key patient engagement strategies during follow-up care that will reduce hospital readmissions. An article from Patient Engagement HIT by Sara Heath on August 10, 2017 Incorporating patients into the care experience and offering explicit recovery instructions are important patient engagement strategies that can help healthcare organizations reduce...

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AJRR releases annual report for patients about hip, knee replacement surgery
Jul25

AJRR releases annual report for patients about hip, knee replacement surgery

The American Joint Replacement Registry announced it has published the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, which is a patient summary of clinical data found in its annual report.

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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement, study finds
Jul19

Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement, study finds

There’s good news for overweight people with painfully arthritic hips and knees: A new study finds that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement patients six months after surgery.

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According to AAOE Survey, Only 35% of Orthopaedic Practices are Collecting PROMs
Jul13

According to AAOE Survey, Only 35% of Orthopaedic Practices are Collecting PROMs

Only 35% of orthopaedic practices who participated in a survey conducted by the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) indicated that they are collecting patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs). However, the majority said they are collecting patient satisfaction surveys (61%) and identified quality measures (71%).

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