Twin Cities Orthopaedics Chooses OBERD for Data Collection


OBERD is proud to announce that the Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) has chosen OBERD software for their patient satisfaction, and soon, outcomes data collection.

Gary E. Wyard, MD, and Chief Medical Officer at TCO, said his group chose OBERD because “We want to stay ahead of the curve, and OBERD is going to help us do just that. By automating a majority of our data collection process, we will be administering patient satisfaction and patient-reported outcomes questionnaires to our patients, which will help us improve quality and ensure that our patients are receiving the best care possible.”

Twin Cities Orthopedics has proudly offered a full spectrum of orthopedic care for over 70 years. TCO is one of the largest orthopedic practices in the country with 114 board-certified (or board-eligible) specialist physicians and over 1,500 employees. From outpatient care, imaging, orthotics and prosthetics to unsurpassed rehabilitation facilities, virtually all the resources you’ll need for recovery are available at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

URS has been targeting prospective Clients in Orthopedics for over five years. The OBERD software has a unique ability to collect data from multiple sources and present it in a user-friendly and meaningful way. This empowers physicians to make fully informed decisions about patient care based on a complex data set including: patent demographics; patient reported outcomes; objective clinical data; education activity; patient satisfaction; and cost of treatment.


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. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MO, home of the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri Medical School. It was founded in 2009, by Chief Executive Officer Ali Hussam, Ph.D. and Chief Scientist Bill Plummer, Ph.D., who have 50 years of combined experience in database design, graphics, programming, software engineering/architecture and interface usability engineering. 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 and LinkedIn.

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