Announcing Efferent Health Connection to AAOE’s Empower

November 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American Association of Orthopaedic Executives announces Efferent Health as a full connector to AAOE Empower. The Efferent Health Platform provides clinical operations automation and associated software for the healthcare industry.

AAOE Empower provides orthopedic practices with the tools and insights needed for data-driven success, including patient-satisfaction surveys, national benchmarking data, and the AAOE Registry. AAOE’s newest connection with Efferent Health allows Efferent Health clients to submit practice data to AAOE Empower to compare industry standards with ease. As an added benefit, Efferent Health users can submit data to AAOE Empower at no additional cost to the practice.

“We are delighted to be working with the AAOE to begin ‘connecting’ their member practices to the Empower initiative. Our SmartLink™ application is certified and optimized to collect the key pieces of data in the most secure fashion using the Efferent platform on Microsoft Azure,” says Kress Stein, President & COO of Efferent Health. “The AAOE and Efferent Health have created a vehicle to where practices that want to participate can at no charge.”

Efferent Health has been recognized as a Key Healthcare Partner with Microsoft, and their FHIR Healthcare Platform.

“The connection of Efferent Health to AAOE Empower is exciting in that Efferent’s Smartlink technology can make it easier than ever for practices to participate in our survey platform, no matter their size,” says Sam Santschi, JD, CMPE, 2020-2021 AAOE President and Practice Administrator for Diana Kruse, MD.

“This is, of course, a value add for AAOE members and Efferent Health clients, who can utilize Efferent Health’s trusted software and easily submit their data to AAOE Empower for further insight, benchmarking, and data-driven decision-making.”

Learn more about how your practice can benefit from data collection and reporting with AAOE Empower at


The American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) is the educational arm of the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE). Founded in 1969, AAOE is the premier practice management association serving the musculoskeletal industry. Membership includes more than 1,500 orthopedic practice executives, administrators, physicians, and their staff. AAOE provides education, community, and resources to set the standard of professional knowledge and industry insight.


Efferent Health, LLC is an information technology company with its primary focus of connecting healthcare to collect and automate operational processes among medical providers, patients, hospitals, other medical facilities, suppliers, etc. The Efferent Health eco-system architecture is predicated on three basic principles, which include the ability to make clinical operational processes faster, less expensive, and more effective than current methods. If you would like to learn more about this and our many other offerings that will enhance your ability to connect your practice, please contact us at or 888.805.5036.