A Collaboration to Advance the Quality of Spine Care
The American Spine Registry (ASR) is a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and incorporates the resources and experience of both organizations. ASR is a far-reaching program that facilitates the participation of all US-based spine surgeons in a shared, data-collection platform. Our goal is to improve spine care outcomes through data.
“This is an appropriate, timely and potentially paradigm-shifting partnership,” said Anthony Asher, MD, FAANS, FACS, neurosurgeon at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and co-chair of the ASR. “The AANS and AAOS are highly-regarded surgical specialty societies, both of which have clinical, scientific and economic interests in spine-related therapies. It is significant that these two organizations ultimately chose to embrace the greater potential of what we could accomplish together. This combined registry represents an enhanced opportunity to positively impact the future of spine care.”
“This is a great accomplishment for both specialties,” said Steven Glassman, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Norton Leatherman Spine Center and co-chair of the ASR. “We are putting patient interests first and foremost through this collaboration. I commend everyone involved in this joint effort to move the needle and advance health care. This registry has the potential to lead to important improvements in quality of care and patient outcomes. It will provide data relevant to making critical clinical and resource-related decisions.”