January 16th, 2019

Dr. Susan Odum (OCRI, Senior Research Scientist) and Dr. Bryan Springer (OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center) have been named as 2 of the 10 members of the American Joint Replacement Registry’s (AJRR) Risk Adjustment Task Force.

The AJRR is a national center for data collection and research on total hip and knee replacement with far-reaching benefits to society including reduced morbidity and mortality, improved patient safety, improved quality of care and medical decision-making, reduced medical spending, and advances in orthopaedic science and bioengineering. There are currently 509 hospitals participating in the registry.

Chair of Task Force: James Huddleston III, MD

Team Members:
Caryn Etkin, PhD
Richard Hughes, PhD
David Lewallen, MD
Zhongmin Li, PhD
Hilal Maradit-Kremers, MD
Susan Odum, PhD
Jay Patel, MD
Nelson SooHoo, MD
Bryan D. Springer, MD

The task force will develop risk adjustment model for reporting data from the AJRR.