AOSSM

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) contracted Flipside to create a touchscreen-based questionnaire and data collection system to be used in multiple offices throughout the country. AOSSM needed to use a number of pre-existing questionnaires in the system, including the SF-36 and others. Patients used the system complete a questionnaire at baseline, and at three, six, and 12 month follow up intervals, thereby building a longitudinal record. Participating doctors could then enter into the system information related to the patient's impairment, surgery, and recovery over the next year. Flipside built the system using its ScoreMD platform, utilizing a number of touchscreen hardware devices including wireless touchscreen tablets and stand-along kiosks. The system operated in 10 offices across the country and collected data into a central repository on Flipside's secure application server. The AOSSM researchers were able to view live collected data, generate summary reports, and download exports of the data for later import into statistical analysis programs.