The Orthopaedic Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, has selected Ortech to introduce a data registry system that will capture intra-operative and implant data, as well as patient-reported outcomes in order to measure and analyze patient progress. The health system will collect a body of owned-evidence that supports decision-making based on data.
“As a teaching and research hospital, we understand that data supports the best clinical outcomes for our patients,” said Matt Reigle, Administrator, Orthopaedic Institute at HackensackUMC. “Our goal is to use data to become a fully evidence-based provider of orthopaedic care, creating an environment of consistent improvement. By owning our data, we will be able to see trends across surgeons, implants, clinical outcomes and better understand what our patients report to us. That’s information that will help us create the best patient experience possible.”
Each year, more than 7,000 patients come to HackensackUMC for joint replacement, spine treatments, sports medicine procedures and specialized surgery. Having been rated first in New Jersey for joint replacements, the medical center’s results and outcomes have earned it the Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification in Knee and Hip Joint Replacement. Ortech’s registry will help the medical center track implant performance, and respond to any national recalls within a week of notification. The data-capture process captures surgical notes automatically, so surgeons can stay focused on patient care.
“When you’re completing a high volume of orthopaedic surgeries, there’s a tremendous amount of data involved,” said Michael Barr, Vice President at Ortech. “Today, health systems simply can’t afford to leave that information sitting on the shelf. We help health systems begin a journey of capturing that data in great detail, so they can make decisions based on their own collection of evidence.”
Ortech not only provides the technology and mechanisms required for data collection, but also the expertise to guide the various stakeholders through the implementation process to ensure the system meets needs across the health system. Ortech makes patient privacy a priority, and ensures compliance with HIPAA regulation in data capture and storage.
Ortech was founded to help surgeons and health systems find a better way to collect and analyze data. Initially, this data was used to publish research in peer-reviewed journals – and after years of development for this purpose, Ortech had developed the most robust, detailed library of orthopaedic implants out there. Today, Ortech uses that library to help health systems and state-wide registries. With Ortech’s support, they have more effective data capture on implants and patient-reported outcomes, as well as a view of how data points intersect across surgeon, implant, outcome and patient-reported outcome.
About Ortech Systems
Ortech guides specialty clinics, health systems and state-wide registries in achieving evidence-based orthopaedics. Ortech’s complete data-capture allows surgeons and administrators to mine data – connecting patient to implant to clinical outcome to patient-reported outcome. Ortech has designed and currently manages large-scale registries including the California Joint Replacement Registry, the Michigan Arthroplasty Replacement Collaborative Quality Initiative and the North American Spine Society Registry.
Ortech`s web-based product was designed in collaboration with leading orthopaedic surgeons across North America, allowing healthcare providers to efficiently capture intra-operative and implant data, as well as patient-reported outcomes in order to measure and analyze patient progress. Many hospitals and private clinics use this data to measure quality of care, track and improve the patient experience and benchmark against national standards.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians.
HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas, is one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row.
The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and was Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLV111 Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.
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