The North American Spine Society (NASS) has recently launched a diagnosis-based clinical data spine registry that tracks patient care and outcomes. Built on a web-based platform, this tool allows physicians to collect and analyze their data and compare it with the registry. Currently, the system focuses on capturing data from the U.S. patients who are older than 18 years and receive treatment for lumbar spine conditions.
“In order to prove or disprove the effectiveness of spine treatments, the spine field needs to gather evidence,” says Dr. Zoher Ghogawala, NASS Research Council Director. “With its national reach and comprehensive nature, the NASS Spine Registry will help the spine care field make substantial progress on improving quality, developing best practices, and closing the gaps in medical evidence for spine care.” Read the full article to learn how this the spine registry helps to identify approaches to providing optimal care to patients undergoing spine treatments.
The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at UHN also tracks thousands of patient-reported outcomes, powered by the tools in DADOS.