COLUMBIA, Mo., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group has chosen to partner with Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) for innovative patient outcomes data collection and PQRS Reporting to CMS.
As one of the nation's leading multi-specialty orthopaedic institutions, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will use OBERD software for outcomes data collection, registries and patient satisfaction. They will also be using OBERD's Quality Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) to report PQRS measures to CMS.
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Groups' commitment to improving the quality of life for the people they serve is in line with OBERD's mission to improve the quality and efficacy of care, through the collection and presentation of data that improves clinical decision-making and patient understanding.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with OBERD. OBERD understands that outcomes data-collection can contribute to better decision-making," said Nicole Banning, Chief Operating Officer at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. "Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group seeks to improve lives and livelihoods by providing comprehensive, collaborative care. The data we collect in the background through OBERD provides us with the information we need to achieve better outcomes for our patients."
OBERD will be used to help Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group accomplish multiple institutional goals including the following:
- Meet government-mandated quality of care reporting initiatives (Meaningful Use and PQRS)
- Utilize benchmarking to ensure patients are recovering effectively in comparison to national norms
- Increase data collection without increasing costs (automated data collection)
- Improve outcomes and the overall patient experience by leveraging data for evidence-based care
About Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest and most comprehensive orthopedic group in Southern Colorado. Its 18 physicians are board certified and fellowship trained in the subspecialties of sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, back and neck, hip and knee, joint replacements, trauma care, and arthritis. They offer a fully integrated model for orthopedic care that includes digital X-ray, MRI, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, outpatient surgery and clinical space. For more information about Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, call 719-632-7669 or visit www.csog.net.
About Universal Research Solutions (OBERD)
Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) owns, develops, implements and supports the OBERD (Outcomes Based Electronic Research Database) system. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MO, home of the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri Medical School. It was founded in 2009, by Chief Executive Officer Ali Hussam PhD and Chief Scientist Bill Plummer PhD, who have 50 years of combined experience in database design, graphics, programming, software engineering/architecture and interface usability engineering. OBERD has been collecting patient outcomes data in orthopaedics for over 5 years, with over 6 million scored forms, from over 1.5 million patients, in its database. It includes a QCDR, with CMS-approved measures specific to orthopaedics. For more information, visit www.oberd.com.
Contact: Brandon Butcher, 573-442-7101
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