National Implant Registries

About

The Kaiser Permanente Implant Registries have set national standards for monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of surgical implants.

The Kaiser Permanente (KP) National Implant Registries track medical devices for our members in all regions. The implant registries are large databases developed to improve patient safety, quality, outcomes, and cost effectiveness. When a patient’s implant is recorded in one of our registries, that device is monitored for as long as that patient is a KP member. Our registries support our physicians and health care leaders with patient care decisions and improved outcomes based on reliable information about implant performance, surgical techniques and clinical outcomes.  

Our registries include:

  • Total Joint Replacement (hips and knees)
  • Cardiac Device (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) and pacemakers)
  • Hip Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Heart Valve
  • Spine
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Endovascular Stent Graft for repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The goals of our registries are to:

  • Identify patients at risk for revision procedure or complication following an implant surgery
  • Decrease risk for failure or complication to prevent implantation of defective devices
  • Determine the most clinically effective implants
  • Determine the most clinically effective surgical techniques
  • Immediately identify patients during device recalls or advisories to ensure optimal follow-up care
  • Provide a foundation for quality improvement and research studies