Patient Assessment Responses Turn Into Outcome Measures Nationwide

Instruments such as Health Utilities Indexes, Short Forms, EQ-5Ds, and the PROMIS underscore patient reported outcome measures, otherwise known as PROMs– these documents were created to both validate and standardize the depth of patient care and well-being. No one of these instrument types can get to the bottom of the full scope of patient perception, but they’re a great start when it comes to ascertaining the generic health status of a patient at multiple care points.

The patient-reported outcome measures documents are meant to be complete by patients themselves. Yes, physicians have their breadth of notes which can do a great job defining every step of patient care, but there’s nothing quite like the real-time of the patient themselves. According to PROM protocols, patients place their health on a rating system based on how easy or how difficult it is to complete tasks that one could otherwise perform unhindered. The perception of the patient and their well-being are the focus of this important set of documentation.

In the medical field, the variety of useful documentation is both a blessing and a curse. Because there are a plethora of measurements regarding health, a number of ways to input vital patient information creates the need and demand for a variety of instruments. PROM-style forms are capable of taking multiple points into account and wrapping them up into one, succinct format.

Opeeka’s P-CIS supports all kinds of health outcomes in regards to software and documentation choices. Reach out to them at for more about how the solutions they offer. Follow them on Facebook.

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Author: Myrtice Lovett

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