TRIA Research Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The Institute operates within TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington and is primarily financially supported through TRIA’s operations. The governing body meets approximately eleven times per year. The Institute oversees activity in research, patient reported outcomes, and education. Each area has its own goals, objectives, and tactics. Mission Statement: To advance orthopedic care for patients through innovative research and education and measure our performance with patient centered outcomes.
Clinical research, education, and outcomes are key components of the TRIA mission. Again this year, we included educational work by our providers as well as the great work we’ve done to date on our outcomes program. We are excited to leverage the tremendous efforts we’ve put forth on our patient reported outcomes program over the past 9 years and to be a part of the work being done across HealthPartners on this initiative. In 2017, we saw continued growth in the research team at TRIA resulting in an increase in publications and presentations over 2016. We are proud of the work accomplished in 2017 by the entire TRIA Institute team, and we are looking forward to an exciting 2018.
We collect patient centered outcomes as a quality measure so we can see how our patients are doing following common surgical procedures and so that we can improve the care we provide. We are presently collecting data on eight diagnoses at baseline and identified follow-up intervals. Current diagnoses include: anterior cruciate ligament tear (knee), ankle fracture (ankle), rotator cuff tear (shoulder), distal radius fracture (wrist), hardware removal, knee replacement (knee), proximal humerus fracture (arm), and low back (spine). Results from our outcomes program are updated annually and are published on our website. Our outcome goals are (1) to set the standard on patient reported outcome collection and management and (2) to enhance patient care by measuring, evaluating, reporting, and acting on patient specific outcomes.
TRIA provides educational opportunities for fellows, residents, medical students, and students in multiple medical educational programs to rotate in our clinic and surgery center. Our BioSkills lab offers a simulated operating room environment for fellows, residents, and other health professionals to learn and refine their surgical skills. Our education goals are (1) to provide educational opportunities to the community in order to enhance musculoskeletal care, (2) to support BioSkills education of residents, fellows, surgeons, and other medical professionals, and (3) to advance orthopaedic education of students, medical students, residents, and fellows.
TRIA’s BioSkills Lab is designed as cutting edge training facility to meet the need for training of surgeons and health care professionals. On average we hold 75 labs per year; 60% are industry while 40% are educational for fellows and residents. From surgical procedure training to research development, TRIA’s BioSkills Lab is fully equipped to host your event.
TRIA is proud to offer numerous continuing education opportunities for medical professionals.
TRIA provides clinical rotation opportunities for fellows, residents, medical students, and students enrolled in various other medical programs.
TRIA offers shadowing and observational opportunities for students interested in orthopedics. You must be at least 16 years old to participate in any observation at TRIA.
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