COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington-based, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates (OOA) has chosen to partner with Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) to electronically collect patient health outcomes data for 16 physicians. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates will also have access to OBERD's Musculoskeletal and Quality of Life Registries to compare outcomes across nationwide data sets with the goal of providing evidence-based care and improving patient outcomes.
As the largest orthopaedic group in Southwest Washington, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates performs more than 10,000 surgeries a year for over 100,000 patients. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates' commitment to providing the highest quality orthopaedic care aligns with OBERD's expertise in musculoskeletal outcomes data collection. OBERD's Registries provide large data sets for benchmarking, research, and quality improvement initiatives. Its family of musculoskeletal registries has been established, based on procedure, under specific platforms including: hip & knee; hand and wrist; foot and ankle; spine; and sports medicine.
"Our practice is committed to getting patients back to the life they deserve," said Ben Shah, CEO of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. "That's why we are taking the next step in our practice, using automated data collection and research tools to ultimately improve patient outcomes. OBERD data collection and Registries will give us access to actionable data that can offer insights and best practices to help us provide more effective care."
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates will use OBERD to achieve the following institutional goals:
- Utilize benchmarking to ensure patients are recovering effectively in comparison to national norms
- Improve outcomes and the overall patient experience by leveraging data for evidence-based care
- Meet government-mandated quality of care reporting initiatives (Meaningful Use and PQRS)
About Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates is a full service musculoskeletal care practice based in Southwest Washington. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates seeks to provide excellent orthopaedic care and improve the quality of life for people in the community. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has been a part of Thurston County since 1972 and has grown to be the largest full-service orthopaedic group in the South Puget Sound area. Sub-specialty programs include hand, wrist, elbow, spine, neuro, foot and ankle. Other services available are Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, on-site diagnostics and Outpatient Surgery, including Total Joint Replacement. Learn more at olyortho.com
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. OBERD exists to optimize the data collection necessary to empower evidence-based medical practice. Its mission is to improve the quality and efficacy of care, through the collection and presentation of data that improves clinical decision-making and patient understanding. 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 or follow the company on Twitter @oberdnews.