New product functionality streamlines registry participation
November 28, 2016 – AmkaiSolutions, a trusted industry leader in delivering comprehensive solutions to ambulatory surgery centers, today announced that AmkaiSolutions now facilitates clients’ submission of data to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).
AJRR is a CMS-designated Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) that focuses on improving orthopaedic care through the collection of hip and knee replacement procedures and outcomes.
As procedure volumes shift from hospitals to ASCs, there has been an increase in the number and types of joint procedures being performed in ASCs. ASCs are looking to use benchmarking data to improve their delivery of high quality, cost-effective care. In response to this demand, AmkaiSolutions has streamlined the process for clients to submit benchmarking data to the AJRR.
"Amkai clients can now easily report total joint replacement data to AJRR and access comparative benchmarking data for patient risk intervention and patient success*. “This benchmarking data will assist ASCs in driving the emerging joint replacement business segment,” said Tom Stampiglia, President and CEO of AmkaiSolutions. “Our clients are now armed with better data to leverage payer contracts, accommodate more joint replacement procedures with greater efficiency, and attract surgeons to their practice.”
AmkaiSolutions™ is a trusted industry leader, offering innovative software solutions and services to the full spectrum of outpatient surgery providers- ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals and associated practices and clinics. Our solutions help outpatient surgery facilities increase administrative and clinical efficiency and profitability, allowing them to focus on patient satisfaction. Our growing product line includes AmkaiCharts, the leading EMR in the outpatient industry and AmkaiOffice, a next-generation management software solution designed to replace and enhance the “legacy” systems in use today. The AmkaiSolutions team’s extensive experience in the outpatient surgery industry positions us well to bring substantial new streamlining and added benefits to the market. AmkaiSolutions is a subsidiary of Surgical Information Systems. For more information visit amkai.com.
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The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is a multi-stakeholder, independent organization for data collection and quality improvement initiatives for total hip and knee replacements. AJRR’s goal is to optimize patient outcomes through collection of data on all primary and revision total joint replacement procedures in the U.S. The mission of the Registry is to enhance patient safety, improve quality of care, and reduce the cost of care. As of October 2016, the AJRR contains hip and knee procedures from over 820 hospitals and almost 6,000 surgeons in 50 states. The Registry is increasing at a rate of 4,000 procedures per week. Today, the Registry contains more than 540,000 procedures. For more information about AJRR, visit www.ajrr.net.
*Participation in the Registry is free. Health systems, hospitals, surgical centers, practice groups, surgeons, and other participants can contribute data without any costs. In exchange, you will receive a Yearly Report of your data at the end of each year. Access to dashboards and on-demand reporting of your data in the Registry requires a subscription fee. To learn more, click here.