Why Join Own the Bone?

Treatment Gap

Problem: Over 2 million fragility fractures will occur this year, yet approximately 80% of these patients will not receive the recommended osteoporosis care following their fracture. A fragility fracture is key predictor of future fractures; Patients who have a fragility fracture are at an 86% higher risk of a second fracture.

Solution: Help close the Osteoporosis Treatment Gap with a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). The American Orthopaedic Association developed Own the Bone as a quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment gap and prevent subsequent fragility fractures. 

Program Benefits

Own the Bone subscribers are provided with:

  • Access to a national registry

    Document, track and benchmark patient care 

  • Ability to report on quality measures

    Document performance on quality measures with the option to submit PQRS measures through the AJRR QCDR (currently in development)

  • Comprehensive start-up materials

    Simplify program development and implementation using our exclusive tools and resources including:

    •  Case Report Forms to ensure easy data collection from patients

    • Patient and Physician communication letters

    • Best practice materials submitted by other institutions implementing Own the Bone 

    • Process models, case studies and more

  • Branded patient education materials

    Give your patients something to reinforce their new knowledge about preventing future fractures; customize with your institution’s logo 

  • Public relation tools

    Market your program with a ‘Participating Site’ logo, press release templates, sample articles, and PR toolkits 

  • Third party recognition

    All new sites are recognized in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Guide, with top performing Star Performer sites also receiving special recognition

  • Training and support

    Dedicated program staff experienced at helping institutions set up secondary fracture prevention programs are here to help you get started

  • Education 

    Physician’s at enrolled sites receive free CME credit for attending Own the Bone Webinars.  Enrolled Own the Bone site member’s also receive discounts to some Own the Bone Symposia 

  • Clinician education

    Complementary  CME credit available for the program’s quarterly webinar series.  Discounted rates for full-day CME/CNE accredited symposia.

  • Networking

    Subscribers receive access to Bone Break: The Own the Bone User Forum, giving them the chance to ask questions and learn from  fellow Own the Bone implementers 

  • Improved care coordination

    Use our registry generated patient and physician letters to streamline communication

  • Satisfaction of doing the right thing for your patients!

Success Stories

Own the Bone Case Study: Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

Natalie Eddy, DNP from Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute discusses how her institution uses Own the Bone to structure their efforts to identify and educate spine fracture patients about their risk for future fractures. Learn more on how she helped turn her institution into a successful regional osteoporosis referral center by downloading the publication below.

Own the Bone Case Study
(Adobe PDF File)

Webinar:  Effective Follow up in Post-Fracture Bone Health Management using Own the Bone

 Joseph Borrelli Jr., MD, Chair of Orthopaedics at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital,  discusses how his hospital uses Own the Bone to improve fragility fracture patient care, including how they use patient follow-up to help track and improve patient outcomes as part of their successful program. 

"Own the Bone isn't hard to implement, it just takes leadership and a coordinated effort among hospital administration, nursing staff, and interested physicians within an institution"

-Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital