AAOS Now, August 2010
New CPG on diagnosing periprosthetic infections
Addresses major complication of THA, TKA At their meeting in June, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections. Total joint arthroplasty is an effective means of improving function and decreasing morbidity in patients with degenerative arthritis.
AAOS Board approves new EMR position statement
By Howard Mevis “Access to and correct usage of patient Electronic Health Records (EHRs)/Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) provide major benefits to patients and physicians alike. When properly designed and utilized, EHRs can improve patient safety, increase clinical efficiency, reduce costs, allow seamless transfer of vital patient information, and allow physicians to better use their time and expertise treating patients.”