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ASES Exclusive Patient Reported Outcomes Webinar

February 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM CST

Join us to see your ASES advantages for collecting, reporting and benchmarking your outcomes data. Highlights include OBERD's proprietary ASES CAT to increase patient compliance and benchmarking opportunities against the ASES global data set of more than 140,000 scored forms.



Computer Adaptive Testing

Computerized adaptive testing is a strategy whereby questions are presented to a patient based on responses already received, rather than asked in a fixed order. By always selecting the most informative question it is usually possible to obtain an accurate score with fewer questions. OBERD’s methods, based on predictive modeling, differ from those employed by the MCAT test or most other adaptive systems in their ability to by produce CAT versions of existing forms. ASES CAT produces scores that are fully interchangeable with standard ASES, with a 40% saving in patient effort and full compatibility with existing ASES data.

ASES CAT Statistics
ASES CAT Correlation

ASES Studies

Empowered by

  • AC Joint Group

    Bradley Schoch MD

  • B2 Glenoid Group

    Eric Ricchetti MD

  • Complications of Reverse Arthroplasty Group

    Larry Gulotta MD

  • Indications for Rotator Cuff Repair Group

    Andy Neviaser MD

  • Natural History of Shoulder Arthritis Group

    Peter Simon PhD & Mark Frankle MD

  • P. Acnes/Shoulder Infection Group

    Eric Ricchetti MD

  • SLAP/Biceps Study Group

    Joe Eichinger MD

  • Massive Cuff Tear Group

    David Kovacevic MD & Christopher Schmidt MD

  • Revision TSA With Bone Loss Group

    Jon Braman MD & Alicia Harrison MD

  • Arthritis In Young Patient Group

    Joe Abboud MD

  • Instability With Bone Loss Group

    Jonathan Riboh MD

  • Proximal Humerus Fracture Group

    Jay King MD & Doug Boardman MD

ASES Data in Oberd

Shoulder & Elbow Data

Obtained with Oberd

The ASES Shoulder Score is one of the first and most important Patient Reported Outcomes Measures to be enabled in OBERD. Use has grown steadily, as shown in the graph. The total number of ASES scores collected since 2012 now exceeds 140,000, enough for obtaining a number of normative statistics. A preview from our soon-to-be-released compilation: (1) Shoulder surgeons average about 300 appointments per month, about 12% of which are surgeries; (2) 56.8% of patients have clinically significant improvement at six months, while 7.2% are clinically worse; (3) Variation by gender and age is often surprisingly small.

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Supporting ASES

OBERD’s Registry module accommodates a rich data set from multiple sources, providing a complete picture of patients’ demographics, health history, episode of care, outcomes, satisfaction, education module audit, and costs associated with their care. Simple to administer and manage, the Registry allows you to build and conduct as many studies as you wish, using an infinite range of filter combinations. Establishing data collection points along timelines, using validated forms drawn from the extensive OBERD library, or customized forms to meet your institution’s specific needs, our Registry yields rich data sets for retrospective mining to support your research needs.

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  • Shoulder Forms

    ASES Forms, CAT Forms, etc.

  • Careguide

    Educational Guide built into your forms.

  • Satisfaction & Reputation Management

    Track and Boost your Patient Satisfaction and Ratings.

  • Shoulder JAM

    Specialized Shoulder Analysis.