American Spine Registry Expands Sponsors with Addition of Medtronic

By Julie A. Vetalice

American Spine Registry Expands Sponsors with Addition of Medtronic

Medtronic is the latest industry sponsor of the American Spine Registry (ASR), which is a collaboration between The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

The ASR helps surgeons understand what spine procedures work best in which patients by providing data relevant to making critical clinical and resource-related decisions. It facilitates the participation of all U.S. spine surgeons in a shared, data-collection platform with the goal of improving improve spine care outcomes through data.

Medtronic is the second industry sponsor of ASR, following NuVasive. Support from industry partners allows the ASR to further invest in the technology and science that is needed to evolve the registry and better meet the needs of all major stakeholders (physicians, patients, payors, regulatory groups and industry partners).

"We are excited to partner with ASR and believe that the data collected through this registry will provide meaningful insights on the performance of our technologies and clinical outcomes of various procedures that can be used to make critical advancements in spinal innovation," said Carlton Weatherby, Vice President and General Manager, Medtronic Spine and Biologics. "This partnership, coupled with our recent acquisition of Medicrea, reinforces our commitment to high quality data and focus on the application of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and data-enabled therapies driving improved patient outcomes in spine care."

"The American Spine Registry is building momentum," said Steven Glassman, MD, FAAOS, medical director at the Norton Leatherman Spine Centers and ASR Executive Committee co-chair. "By engaging the expertise and leadership of industry sponsors like Medtronic, we can enhance the scalability, sustainability, ease-of-use and relevance of national spine data collection."