Platforms, health information technology, standardized data collectio
There has been a move toward adoption and implementation of electronic health records. In the U.S. there exists the potential to use electronic data capture to better understand patient outcomes and improve the quality and efficiency of medical care. Within orthopaedics, national joint replacement registries have been shown in other countries to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes after joint arthroplasty. As such, there is increasing interest among U.S. clinical investigators and policy makers to utilize electronic clinical data to develop national and regional joint replacement registries. We discuss our experience with integrating electronic data capture and reporting methodology into the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) and American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) initiatives. The use of electronic clinical data for joint replacement registries will better facilitate multi-stakeholder collaboration, improve the quality of care, reduce medical spending and foster customized evidence based clinical decision-making.
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Nwachukwu, Benedict U. MD, MBA and Bozic, Kevin J. MD, MBA
"Electronic Data Capture through Total Joint Replacement Registries,"
eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes):
2, Article 1.
Available at: http://repository.edm-forum.org/egems/vol1/iss2/1