Implementation Guides

Many guides outline steps for implementing patient-reported outcome measures for patient care.

HealthMeasures Implementation Guides

Several guides and toolkits exist to facilitate implementation.

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.