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!