Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provide insights beyond standard clinical quality-of-care measures and further guide physician and patient understanding concerning patient health status, the decision-making process regarding patient care, and the evaluation of effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives. Building your PRO program begins with setting program goals and creating a successful process for PRO data collection and reporting.
One of the biggest challenges within a developing PROs program is compliance with the data gathering process. The diagram at the link below represents the typical workflow supporting a hospital's electronic-based patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) collection to action effort.
Research has shown that the five workflow features listed below demonstrate valuable efficiencies within this process, and help to ensure that clinicians and patients will find program data collection and reporting requirements manageable and worthwhile.
5 Workflow Features for Implementation: