AO Patient Outcomes Center (AOPOC)
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.
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.
For more information and training and support materials please visit our site: http://www.aopatientoutcomescenter.com/