The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and M2S produce foot and ankle research network

Written by Adam Schrag | March 03, 2017 | Print  |

Rosemont, Ill.-based American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and West Lebanon, N.H.-based M2S have announced the launch of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outcomes Research Network.

1. OFAR is a patient-reported outcome data collection system that uses the M2S Pathways clinical data platform to track outcomes for most orthopedic foot and ankle conditions.


2. OFAR is expected to increase data availability to improve foot and ankle patient care and increase outcomes research in the process.


3. Hospitals, practices and individual providers will use the data to understand common foot and ankle surgical procedures and treatments and compare their performance with national benchmarks.


4. Patient data will be entered into OFAR's pilot registry beginning in mid-2017. The network is expected to expand to AOFAS national members by late 2017.


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