Many guides outline steps for implementing patient-reported outcome measures for patient care.
HealthMeasures Implementation Guides
Several guides and toolkits exist to facilitate implementation.
- The HealthMeasures team created guidance for using PROMIS measures including:
- Choosing a measure
- Guidance for Information Technology (IT) team
- Guidance for office staff
- Interpretation in clinic
- Quality improvement & research
- Additional resources
- Implementation Guides exist for a range of patients undergoing surgery including:
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Hand Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Spine Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Sports Medicine Surgery
- Guidance for Using PROMIS Measures in Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Surgery
These guides are based on a 2021 publication: Franklin PD, Bond CP, Rothrock NE, Cella D. Strategies for effective implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in arthroplasty practice. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Jun. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.02072. PMID: 34143757
PRO Implementation Planning Toolkit
The PRO Implementation Planning Toolkit is designed to prepare healthcare organizations to implement PROMIS measures in a single pilot clinic. It was developed by nine institutions through an NCATS grant. Learn more>>
The Toolkit includes:
Other Implementation Guides
- The Agency for Clinical Innovation in New South Wales, Australia, provides an online, 1-hour educational module, “Making it Happen” for clinicians and service managers. Access requires creating a free account and logging in. Content includes:
- Project and change management
- Project governance
- Key roles and responsibilities
- Implementation worksheet
- Learn more>>
- The International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) published a User’s Guide (2015) and Companion Guide (2018) for implementing patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice.
- The HealthMeasures team created a 3-page guide What You Need to Know Before Requesting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Your Electronic Health Record.