The American Orthopaedic Association developed Own the Bone as a quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment gap and prevent subsequent fragility fractures.

Own the Bone subscribers are provided with education and tools to support their initiation of care coordination and bone health management for their patients.  These include:

  • 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 the implementation of your bone health program using our exclusive tools and resources including:

    • Case Report Forms for initial enrollment and patient follow-up
    • 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
  • Recognition
    All new sites are recognized in the U.S. News & 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
    Physicians and other providers at enrolled sites receive free CME credit for attending Own the Bone webinars.  Clinicians from enrolled Own the Bone sites also receive discounted rates for the full-day CME/CNE-accredited Own the Bone Symposium
  • Networking
    Subscribers receive access to the Bone Break User Forum, giving them the chance to ask questions and learn from fellow Own the Bone implementers
  • Care coordination tools
    Use our registry-generated patient and physician letters to facilitate customized patient education and communication for your patient’s primary care physician