The Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries wins the prestigious award given by the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission. The award recognizes major achievements of individuals and organizations in improving patient safety and health care quality.
The Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand selects one paper every year for this honor with the expectation that it will be the most likely to alter hand surgery practice and in time become a landmark article. The paper was noted for its large sample size as well as the impact that it will have on limiting unnecessary use of antibiotics.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) highlights the Total Joint Registry. The handbook uses the TJRR as a case example of the use of registries in product safety assessment (See pages 100-101).
Out of 250 abstracts considered, The National Joint Registry is one of three exhibits that receives the Award of Excellence for its level of medical or scientific contribution, clarity of content, educational value, use of graphics, and overall design to U.S. orthopedics community at the 2010 AAOS Annual Conference.
Kaiser Permanente IT Innovations Award | 2008
The Total Joint Virtual Visits project is awarded for Most Broadly Applicable project. The virtual visits project is an example of a registry innovation that will streamline care and produce significant savings for the organization. The registry provides the framework for this entire project which would not be feasible without the registry.
The National Joint Registry wins the 2008 award for Quality in the multi-region category. The John A. Vohs Award for Quality was established by the Kaiser Permanente to recognize and honor projects that:
Advance quality of care
Showcase innovative techniques and knowledge that can be transferred throughout
Underscore the value of multidisciplinary team work