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AAHKS Board Approves New Strategic Plan

A new strategic plan is in place for the next three years after the AAHKS Board of Directors approved the plan at the Board meeting this week. This mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. The goals of the strategic plan are to expand and diversify the membership, effectively manage… Read More

Greater Mortality in Patients after Hip Fracture Surgery than Elective THR

A French study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association started with the objective “to determine if there was a difference in hospital mortality among patients who underwent hip fracture surgery relative to an elective THR, after adjustment for age, sex, and preoperative comorbidities.” Researchers concluded that patients undergoing hip fracture surgery had a higher risk… Read More

Submit Research in Consideration for Hip Society Scientific Awards

The Hip Society is inviting submissions in consideration for its annual Scientific Awards. These awards are named after individuals who have made outstanding contributions to reconstructive surgery of the hip and are based on the following criteria: The Otto Aufranc and The John Charnley Awards: Papers submitted in these categories are to be based on innovative research, either… Read More

Taking HIPAA Seriously

A recent $750,000 settlement between the Department of Health and Human Services and a physician group stands as a reminder that HIPAA compliance must be taken seriously. The new AAHKS Advocacy firm, Epstein Becker & Green, takes a look at this case and the lessons that can be learned. “The penalty and corrective action plan serve as a… Read More