Enrolling in Own the Bone is easy

Step 1:

Contact Us to Learn More

Learn how we can help you get a secondary fracture prevention program, tailored to your institution, up and running

Fill out the easy, online interest form to help us better get to know you and your institution’s needs and capacity. Once your interest form has been submitted, a member of our team will contact you to help you get started.

Click here to complete the online interest form.

Introducing Own the Bone to Your Team

Present how it can be used to improve patient care – Share the benefits of starting a fragility fracture program – Review the Top 10 Reasons to Enroll

Request a PowerPoint presentation – Request a PowerPoint presentation that you can customize for your institution to introduce fragility fracture prevention and Own the Bone to administrators or other team members.

Request an Own the Bone informational packet – Request additional information to share with others at your institution.

Step 2:

Review and Sign the Agreement

To complete your institution’s enrollment, download, review, and sign the Own the Bone Participating Site Agreement (PSA), a standard contract.

 

Step 3:

Get Started!

Your institution is enrolled once your signed contract is returned.

You will receive your Subscriber’s Guide, access to the patient registry, access to the Own the Bone web-based user forum and more to help you get started.

Have any questions about the enrollment process?

Please contact Stephanie Sofinski, Program Coordinator, at (847) 318-7336 or sofinski@aoassn.org.

Top 10 Reason to Enroll

Own the Bone is the only national non-for-profit fragility fracture prevention program available to independent hospitals and medical centers, providing your hospital, medical center or private practice with all of the support and tools necessary to begin your own comprehensive fragility fracture treatment program.

In 2005, a 10-month Own the Bone pilot study (at 14 healthcare institutions throughout the US), published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, showed that efforts to educate patients and primary care physicians about the risk of osteoporosis and future fractures could positively affect bone health care in patients with fragility fractures.

“Failure to diagnose” and treat osteoporosis in association with related fractures is a key quality of care and a professional liability issue for hospitals, medical centers, and physicians. Implementing higher quality standards before you are required to do so is a sound medical and business decision.

Own the Bone measures are consistent with recommendations from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Joint Commission (JC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

The Own the Bone registry provides access to benchmarking capabilities enabling you to document improvements in patient care over time as well as externally against other participating institutions nationwide.

Own the Bone sites are recognized in major media outlets, such as the U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide.  In addition, sites receive branded materials and template press releases to inform local media and their patients about their commitment to bone health.

Own the Bone includes elements that are adaptable to suit your institution and patient population’s needs. Your site can enter and track data for a target patient population (hip fractures, knee fractures, etc) or for your entire fragility fracture patient population.

Own the Bone provides you with all of the tools necessary to start a fragility fracture prevention program or to enhance your current fragility fracture program, including:

  • Getting started toolkit
  • Access to a national web-based patient registry
  • Case Report Form
  • System-generated physician communication and patient education letters
  • Patient and physician education tools that may be customized with your institution’s logo
  • Access to informational webinars and resources through the Own the Bone website
  • Peer-to-peer user groups and online forum
  • Web-based registry training
  • Monthly Bone Health Bulletin e-newsletter
  • Public relations tools and national recognition opportunities

Own the Bone sites have access to networking opportunities – virtual and in-person – to learn and share best practices.

Only 21% of Medicare patients receive recommended osteoporosis care following a fracture. By implementing Own the Bone in your hospital or practice, you are showing your patients that you are concerned about their bone health and that they will receive the appropriate follow-up care when they choose your healthcare institution for bone fracture treatment.