In the UK NHS Hospitals have been monitoring PROMs since 2009 in 4 operations.
UK law has mandated the reporting of PROMs in 11 procedures see PHIN PROMs Submission from April 2017 in all private hospitals.
The widespread use of generic ePROMs across all hospital departments are likely to contribute to a significant reduction in hospital adverse events by expanding the dataset for performance evaluation and become an additional tool to realise best practice for improvement in health safety and quality patient care.
With greater scrutiny being placed on sustainable health practices, hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve efficiency and outcomes. Integral to achieving these is the need to establish a baseline for current productivity performance and the measurement of patient outcomes so future improvements can be transparently and unambiguously identified.
At eHealthier we have a specific program of assessments which Hospitals can use to establish exactly that.
This system is designed to evaluate the quality of care or treatment effectiveness on an ongoing basis as patients enter into, and transit their way through, the health care system.
We recommend hospitals utilise two functional ePROMs on the selected patients admitted.
- A Generic ePROM
We recommend the generic PROMIS 10
- A Disease Specific ePROM
We recommend the specific ePROMs as set out in ICHOM ‘s Standard Sets
These should be completed at or prior to admission, at or immediately post-discharge and quarterly for the next 12 months.
We recommend that hospitals first become familiar with the functional ePROMS. For hospitals wishing to learn more of the newer ePROMs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org