David J. Slentz
AOPOC Project Coordinator

Tel: +1 610.249.0388



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AO Patient Outcomes Center (AOPOC)

The AO patient outcome measurement initiative has been launched by AOPOC US Inc., and funded by the AO Foundation and AO North America. The project was initiated to create a software platform that a typical orthopedic surgeon could use to collect scientifically-validated patient reported outcome measures to help improve clinical care. The project team included multiple surgeons from different subspecialties as well as National Institute of Health (NIH) researchers from Northwestern University.  
AOPOC builds on outcome measures and computer adaptive tests created by the NIH PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System®) and allows patients to respond to questions on any internet connected device with a web browser. Computer adaptive tests make it possible to collect very accurate information in just a few questions. Patient data is stored securely in electronic form and can be shared graphically with patients at any time to help them better understand their recovery. AOPOC has been developed specifically to support US Orthopedic surgeons’ efforts in meeting regulations surrounding the collection and reporting of patient outcome measurements.

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