COLUMBIA, Mo., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Specialists has chosen to partner with Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) for innovative patient outcomes data collection and PQRS Reporting to CMS. Pinnacle enrolled 16 orthopaedic physicians who will use OBERD (Outcomes Based Electronic Research Database) software to automatically collect data on patient outcomes. Pinnacle will also have access to OBERD's Musculoskeletal and Quality of Life Registries to benchmark against national data sets.
Pinnacle Orthopaedics' commitment to serve its patients by utilizing the latest technology and best practices aligns with OBERD's mission to make healthcare smarter. OBERD's smart data collection solutions and registries provide benchmarking and predictive modeling to empower evidence-based care, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
"At Pinnacle, we are committed to research and education efforts that will provide the best diagnostic and therapeutic results possible," said O. Scott Swayze, M.D., President of Pinnacle Orthopaedics. "OBERD allows us to collect the data we need to better understand our patients and make better decisions for their health."
Pinnacle Orthopaedics will use OBERD to help 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 Pinnacle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Specialists
Georgia-based Pinnacle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Specialists provides orthopaedic services, physical therapy and magnetic imaging (MRI) to patients across six offices in Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties. Pinnacle Orthopaedics utilizes the most up-to-date technologies and surgical techniques to offer patients the highest quality orthopaedic care. Their 20 specialists cover the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal care both operative and non-operative including hand, foot and ankle, trauma and fractures, joint replacements and reconstruction, limb lengthening and deformity repair, spine, pain management and sports medicine. For more information, visit www.pinnacle-ortho.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. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MO, home of the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri Medical School. OBERD was founded in 2009, by Chief Executive Officer Ali Hussam, Ph.D. and Chief Scientist Bill Plummer, Ph.D., 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 or follow the company on Twitter @oberdnews.