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NESTcc Announces the First Round of Real-world Evidence Test-cases

Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM


This article was originally published in the December 2018 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) monthly news magazine.

The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), an initiative of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), announced the first round of NESTcc test-cases that address topics of high priority from the medical device industry using real-world data and evidence.

“It’s exciting to reveal this milestone for NEST with the launch of these first test-cases… with health systems and coordinated registry networks through the NESTcc network collaborators,” said Rachael Fleurence, PhD, executive director of NESTcc.

The initial concepts were submitted in January 2018 through a public call open to medical device manufacturers. The test-cases will address two primary objectives. First, they will explore the feasibility for the medical device industry to work with real-world data sources and NESTcc’s initial set of network collaborators. Second, the test-cases will help identify areas where NESTcc could play a role in reducing transaction costs (e.g., contracting, institutional review board, data-sharing agreements, publication policies).

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Topics: Medical Devices

Patient Safety: ISAR and Industry Partner With AAOS to Deliver International Prostheses Library (IPL)

Sep 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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AJRR Selected to Develop, Manage, and Support IPL Technology Platform

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), was selected by the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) to develop, house, and maintain the International Prostheses Library (IPL). ISAR, with assistance from industry and its own registry participants, is creating the IPL to serve as a single source of medical device information for industry partners and ISAR member organizations worldwide. Analysis of this unique assembly of data leads to discovery and mitigation of medical device risks to patients. Findings provide best practice guidance for surgeons and device manufacturers that reduce the patient’s chance of experiencing an adverse event, thereby improving patient safety. AJRR, part of the AAOS Registry Program, is an associate member of ISAR. While ISAR retains ownership of the Library, AJRR’s role was announced at ISAR’s June 2018 Annual Congress.

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Topics: Medical Devices

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