Arthrex Wins Technology Award for Surgical Outcome System
On Thursday, May 26, 2011, Arthrex's web development team received the “Innovention Award” for the creation and development of the Surgical Outcome System™ (SOS) at the third annual Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) dinner in Fort Myers, FL. The Innovention Award recognizes a Southwest Florida company that has invented, improved or demonstrated an innovative and creative technology solution.
SOS™ is a web-based solution that enables surgeons to easily combine patient demographics and surgical information with patient-reported clinical outcome data collected online using validated health questionnaires. SOS complies with federal regulations/laws and is compliant with the security and privacy measures of HIPAA. The software gives physicians a competitive advantage in the increasingly competitive field of orthopaedic medicine. It assists the physician and patient in selecting the best possible treatment option and in setting realistic postoperative expectations. Moreover, the evidence-based research findings that SOS produces represent an important step towards improving cost-effectiveness of orthopaedic treatment.
SWFRTP is a Professional Technology Partnership whose goal is to develop and sustain a vibrant community of technologically diverse professionals, establish an innovation and technology cluster in the Southwest Florida area, and be the leading resource to foster success for technology-oriented organizations and professionals in Southwest Florida.
Special recognition to Uwe Kronewiter and Danny Beard, and all the individuals in Web Development, Medical Education, IT and Multimedia who contributed to this collaborative project. Additionally, two consultants, Dr. James Lubowitz and Ashley Willobee, are to be commended for their role in developing this outstanding technology solution.