Huntington Hospital Joins American Joint Replacement Registry, Which Monitors Implanted Devices for Better Patient Care

Published : Monday, July 11, 2016 | 7:16 PM

The Huntington Hospital announced Monday that it has recently become a participant of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). The AJRR serves as a central registry for data on total hip and knee arthroplasties at Huntington Hospital and other participating sites throughout the country and aims to carefully monitor and track the implanted devices used in these procedures.

“We’re participating in AJRR as a quality initiative in orthopedics,” said Todd Dietrick, MD, orthopedic department chair, Huntington Hospital. “By sharing data about performance and physician and patient experiences, we will be optimizing our own patients’ experiences here at Huntington Hospital.”

Healthcare professionals accessing the AJRR Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System can view reports on their data as well as compare it to national benchmarks and use that information to help them make more informed recommendations to their patients, ultimately improving patient care.

Information about patient outcomes and experiences will help device manufacturers improve their products and identify potentially faulty devices. All data collected by the AJRR remains confidential to protect patient privacy.

For more information about AJRR, visit www.ajrr.net.

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