Colorado-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics has chosen to partner with Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) to electronically collect patient health outcomes data. Through this partnership, Vail-Summit Orthopaedics will have access to OBERD’s Musculoskeletal and Quality of Life Registries to compare outcomes across nationwide data sets with the goal of providing evidence-based care and improving patient outcomes.


Vail-Summit Orthopaedics’ commitment to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care aligns with OBERD’s expertise in musculoskeletal outcomes data collection. OBERD’s Registries provide large data sets for benchmarking, research, and quality improvement initiatives. Its family of musculoskeletal registries has been established based on procedure, under specific platforms including: hip and knee; hand and wrist; foot and ankle; spine; and sports medicine.


“We serve one of the most active sports populations in the country,” said Dr. William Sterett of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. “We are committed to getting our patients back to active life as quickly and as safely as possible. OBERD data collection and Registries will give us access to actionable data that can offer insights and best practices to help us provide more effective care to our patients.”


Vail-Summit Orthopaedics will use OBERD to achieve the following institutional goals:


  • Utilize benchmarking to ensure patients are recovering effectively in comparison to national norms
  • Improve outcomes and the overall patient experience by leveraging data for evidence-based care
  • Conduct outcomes-based research for presentation and publication through partnership with non-profit research and education organization, Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Foundation
  • Meet government-mandated quality of care reporting initiatives(Meaningful Use and PQRS)



To schedule an appointment with the specialists of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, please call (970) 476-7220. For more information on Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, please visit


About Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Foundation

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics is a full-service orthopaedics and sports medicine practice based in Summit and Eagle Counties, Colorado. Sub-specialty programs include knee, shoulder, hip, foot/ankle, elbow, hand /wrist, spine, and pain management. Learn more at Research and education affiliate, Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Foundation, is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge in the field of orthopaedic medicine for the public benefit through outcomes-based clinical research, medical education and community outreach. Learn more at


About Universal Research Solutions (OBERD)

Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) owns, develops, implements and supports the OBERD (Outcomes Based Electronic Research Database) system. OBERD optimizes the data collection necessary to empower evidence-based medical practice, improve the quality and efficacy of care and advance clinical decision-making and patient understanding. OBERD has been collecting patient outcomes data in orthopaedics for over 5 years, with over 6 million scored forms from over 1.5 million patients in its database. It includes a QCDR, with CMS-approved measures specific to orthopaedics. For more information, visit or follow the company on Twitter @oberdnews.