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American Joint Replacement Registry and Q-Centrix Join Forces to Help Hospitals Improve Data Efficiency

Innovative Collaboration Removes Barriers to Participation in Registry for Hospitals Across the Country

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 31, 2016) - Q-Centrix, a leading quality data solution provider in healthcare, today announced a collaboration with the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the national hip and knee arthroplasty registry.

The two organizations have joined forces to improve data submission efficiency for hospitals and orthopaedic practice groups throughout the country. The AJRR joins a growing number of organizations who recognize Q-Centrix solutions can help reduce the barriers associated with healthcare quality improvement, including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, M2S and more.

"The AJRR mission and our own complement each other nicely," explains Milton Silva-Craig, Q-Centrix CEO. "We both aim to improve patient care through the accurate and timely collection and use of evidence-based data, and we're proud to offer a solution that allows more hospitals and group practices to participate in the registry."

As the largest U.S. orthopaedic registry-with patient information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia-the AJRR provides benchmarks at the individual, system and national levels to aid institutions comparing their outcomes over time. These benchmarks can aid in meeting requirements for federal quality initiatives. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model is a quality initiative that offers bonus points for the submission of patient-reported outcomes (PROs); the new partnership between Q-Centrix and the AJRR allows for the easy transmission of PRO data to the registry platform in a format that the government will accept.

"The AJRR continues to collaborate with technology vendors who align with our mission to use the collection of data to improve outcomes," said AJRR Board of Directors Chair Daniel J. Berry, MD. "Our participating hospitals, surgeons and ambulatory surgery centers use a variety of high-quality vendors for the collection of patient data and we support and encourage the submission of data through this program."

Thanks to its technology platform and team of more than 600 nurse-educated, quality information specialists who work remotely throughout the country, Q-Centrix processes in excess of one million quality data transactions annually. A leader in the industry, Q-Centrix comprehensively manages quality data abstraction, extraction and surveillance to help healthcare providers measurably improve the safety and quality of care they deliver, while reducing costs.

"We're always looking for ways to help hospitals improve quality outcomes, and we believe that simplifying the process to abstract or extract and submit evidence-based data is the key," explained Silva-Craig. "In addition to our expert team, our Q-Registries technology platform increases efficiency for the entire registry encounter lifecycle. We are excited to be able to apply that process to the relationship with the AJRR."

About Q-Centrix
Q-Centrix aims to measurably improve the quality and safety of patient care in the U.S. through the use of its market-leading technology platform, Q-Apps, coupled with the industry's largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, quality information specialists. Processing in excess of 1 million quality data transactions annually, Q-Centrix is a comprehensive quality partner to hundreds of hospitals, providing quality data management solutions, including quality data capture, surveillance, measure calculations, analysis, reporting, and improvement solutions. For more information about Q-Centrix, visit www.q-centrix.com

About the American Joint Replacement Registry
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 August 2016, the AJRR contains hip and knee procedures from over 790 hospitals and almost 5,500 surgeons in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Registry is increasing at a rate of 4,000 procedures per week. Today, the Registry contains more than 500,000 procedures. For more information about AJRR, visit www.ajrr.net

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