OBERD Partners with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, for Outcomes Data Collection

COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Through its relationship with orthopedic HCIT solutions leader SRS Health, Universal Research Solutions, LLC (a.k.a. OBERD) has partnered with Chicago-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) to electronically collect patient reported outcomes data and report MIPS quality data to CMS. Through this partnership, IBJI will have access to OBERD’s nationwide data sets, the world’s largest orthopedic database, with the goal of supporting evidence-based care and improving patient health outcomes.

OBERD’s enterprise solution is designed to collect large amounts of information from patients with minimal burden, and make that available to providers and administrators as actionable data. This aligns with IBJI’s commitment to providing collaborative, comprehensive care, and their progressive approach to returning patients to good health through evidence-based medicine. OBERD’s Registries provide large data sets for benchmarking and research that will support IBJI’s efforts to improve the quality of care delivered to its patients.

“We are honored to have partnered with IBJI, one of the most prestigious and progressive orthopedic institutions in the nation,” said Ali Hussam, PhD, OBERD founder and chief executive officer. “Together with SRS Health, we will help IBJI demonstrate the value of their care, and show the performance of their physicians, from the outcomes data collected from their patients. They can benchmark against other OBERD clients and against aggregate outcomes data from thousands of physicians, and millions of patients, nationwide.”

“At IBJI, we continually strive to enhance our clinical delivery model around the patient’s needs,” said André Blom, IBJI chief operating officer. “When we looked at the depth and breadth of orthopedic data that OBERD collects and quantifies, there was no question that their system could provide us with the insights to keenly refine our ongoing quality improvement initiatives. Understanding the complete spectrum of our clinical intervention strategies will serve us well on a daily basis, especially in the emerging Value Based Care models in which we participate.”

About Universal Research Solutions, LLC (OBERD)
Universal Research Solutions, LLC (a.k.a. OBERD) owns, develops, implements and supports the OBERD (Outcomes Based Electronic Research Database) system. OBERD optimizes the data collection necessary to empower evidence-based medical practice, improve the quality and efficacy of care and advance clinical decision-making and patient understanding. OBERD has been collecting patient outcomes data in orthopedics for over 7 years, with over 10 million scored forms from over 2 million patients in its database. It includes a QCDR, with CMS-approved measures specific to orthopedics. For more information, visit www.oberd.com or follow the company on Twitter @oberdnews.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Founded in 1990, IBJI is one of the largest orthopedic group practices in the country. With more than 100 physicians in every orthopedic specialty, IBJI offers care for children and adults from some of the most accomplished and respected orthopedists in the country. IBJI’s 20 locations in Chicago and the north suburbs make it easy to access complete musculoskeletal care. www.ibji.com.

About SRS Health
SRS Health, a leading innovator in intelligent data solutions for orthopaedic practices, is advancing healthcare by creating frictionless technologies that enhance quality, efficiency, and outcomes. The company’s flagship healthcare IT ecosystem—EHR, Outcomes, PM, Patient Portal, Transcription, and PACS— is unique in its ability to position high-performance specialists for success in a value-based-payment world. With 20 years of experience, unmatched implementation success, extensive industry and regulatory expertise, and top-rated US-based customer service and support, it is no wonder that SRS has earned top KLAS and Black Book ratings from their clients. To see why SRS is the trusted partner of so many prominent orthopaedic practices, and how they can prepare you for the future, visit srs-health.com/orthopaedic-ehr, read their blog at blog.srs-health.com, e-mail info@srs-health.com, or call 800.288.8369.