Success Stories

SummaCare (2013)
Annette Ruby, Vice President Health Service Management, describes how the SummaCare health insurance company is using Own the Bone to increase its Medicare Advantage Plan Star Rating.  Read further to learn more about how Own the Bone can be implemented by a health insurance company. 

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (2013)
Amanda K. Myers, MD, CCD, a Rheumatologist at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, discusses their Rheumatology led osteoporotic fracture prevention program. Read further to learn more about their utilization of the Own the Bone program.

Memorial Medical Center (2012)
Jennifer Perkins, RN, Dr. Mark McAndrew and Dr. Khaled Saleh, discuss Memorial Medical Center's experience with the Own the Bone program.  Read further to learn more about their decision to enroll in Own the Bone and how it has improved their patient care.

Saint Francis Hospital (2010)
Under the guidance of Dr. Sharon Rosenberg, a general internist with a special interest in osteoporosis treatment, Saint Francis enrolled in Own the Bone and began implementation this past fall.  Read further to learn more about their decision to enroll in Own the Bone.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia & Cornell Case Study (2009)
Dr. William B. Macaulay summarizes the success at New York-Presbyterian University Hospital in counseling patients with fragility fractures on calcium and vitamin D, fall prevention, and exercise.  Read further about key attributes of this success and how Own the Bone provides the tools and structure needed to increase patient education after a fracture.

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Case Study (2010)
Dr. Marc F. Swiontkowski describes how, after implementing Own the Bone, Park Nicollet increased screening and subsequent care of patients after a fragility fracture from 12% to 80%.  Read further to find out how Park Nicollet integrated Own the Bone into its discharge planning process.

Greenville Hospital System Case Study (2010)
Dr. Kyle J. Jeray provides an overview of how Own the Bone works at Greenville Hospital.  Read further to learn how Greenville Hospital has created a system to incorporate Own the Bone within their electronic medical records, customized the patient and physician letters generated from the registry, and collaborated with several specialty groups to ensure patients receive appropriate follow-up care after a fracture.

Pilot Study (2005)
In 2005, the AOA conducted a pilot program in 14 hospitals nationwide and published results in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read further to learn more about the study.