Smith & Nephew Richards to offer database program to orthopods
Smith & Nephew Richards, Memphis, Tenn., has signed a five-year agreement with Summit Medical Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, that will provide database software products to orthopedic specialists. Under terms of the deal, Smith & Nephew Richards will market Summit Medical-developed proprietary orthopedic clinical outcomes database products in the U.S. Programs related to hip, knee and shoulder procedures will be offered, along with a health status and patient satisfaction program. Smith & Nephew Richards makes the programs available to physicians as a value-added service.
Summit Medical will also maintain a national database of orthopedic outcomes information for Smith & Nephew Richards that will enable specialists to compare their results against national benchmarks.
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