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Optimal neuro | spine: The American Spine Registry: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Glassman

Optimal neuro|spine

Episode 21

How do we optimize spinal surgery outcomes? Dr. Steven Glassman believes better data is the answer! On this episode, we discuss the American Spine Registry, what it is, what it’s currently being used for, and its potential to provide better evidence for spine surgery, improve patient outcomes, and establish universal best practices.

This episode’s points of interest cover:

  • Getting to know Dr. Glassman, his clinical practice, and why he chose spine research
  • Exploring the nature and necessity of registries
  • What is the American Spine Registry, what areas of spine surgery are represented by it, and how long has it been in place?
  • What areas of spine surgery are represented by the ASR?
  • The most surprising findings from studies based off of the Quality Outcomes Database
  • Predicting the future evolution of the ASR
  • Examining ASR logistics and how hospitals can join the registry
  • How the ASR can bring better clarity to spine surgery outcomes
  • Using the ASR to develop predictive models and the role imaging plays with the registry
  • Exciting future studies and the magic wand question

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Dr. Max Boakye, Neurosurgeon, and Neuroscientist, currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Director of Quality Improvement, and Clinical Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, interviews leading neuroscientists, health administrators, neurosurgeons, educators, neuro and spine health care experts, and patients in his Podcast show: Optimal neuro|spine. His in-depth conversations brings to light topics on:

  • How do we optimize our brain and spine health, prevent aging brain and memory deterioration
  • What to do when something goes wrong, how best to heal and recover injured brain and back
  • How do we optimize our inpatient neuro|spine care in hospitals and provide more value-based care- prevent errors, improve quality, and improve patient satisfaction
  • How do we teach better and better train doctors
  • Which hospitals offer the best neuro and spine care: why and how

Dr. Boakye present the most innovative emerging research that will impact neuro|spine care. Join us as we delve one-on-one and have insightful conversations with exciting researchers and experts – voices who have something to teach, enlighten, and inspire us about Optimal neuro|spine.

Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH
Acting Director, KSCIRC
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