Archived Summer School: Session 3- Implementing PROs in Clinical Practice I

Dr. Baumhauer is a clinically active Orthopedic Surgeon in addition to her administrative roles.  Her primary research interest focuses on the use of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical decision-making to improve the care provided to patients.  She has studied how collecting and sharing PROs affect patient engagement, patient satisfaction and clinical efficiency.

Dr. Sisodia is the Chief Quality Officer of Mass General Brigham and a clinically active Gynecologic Oncologist at Mass General Hospital.  Since 2018, Dr. Sisodia has overseen the Mass General Brigham patient reported outcomes program, which is the largest clinical PRO program in the world with more than 15,000,000 PROMS collected in more than 80 specialties and 200 clinics.  Her research interests are in the implementation science of patient reported outcomes for clinical usage, as well as using patient reported outcomes to improve the care of women with gynecologic malignancies.

The data is clear that the collection and use of patient reported outcomes improves patient care and is perhaps a better marker of the quality of care provided.  Despite that, widespread implementation and clinical use of PROs has lagged.  The goal of this talk is to review the data around use of PROs in clinical care, as well as both implementation science and pragmatic advice on how to have a successful PRO program as well as build a successful, usable DataMart for PROs in both clinical care and research.