Kaiser Permanente's implant registries, which include the Total Joint Replacement Registry, recently won the 2012 annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, sponsored by The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission. These registries are models of integration across medical centers in nine states and they represent strong partnerships among health plan administration, hospitals and physician medical groups united to improve the quality of care for patients.This study is part of Kaiser Permanente's ongoing research on joint implants and patient risk factors that can lead to implant revision. In 2010, a Kaiser Permanente study showed that a detailed and standardized national registry of commonly used joint replacement devices could improve patient outcomes and create clinical and financial efficiencies.
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