S78: Panel - Implementing e-PROs into Clinical Practice

1:45 PM–3:15 PM Nov 19, 2019 (US - Eastern)



Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are widely used in research studies, but thus far have limited use in routine clinical care. Despite the potential to make care more patient-centered, improve the accuracy of symptom recognition, facilitate shared decision making, and improve patient outcomes, health systems struggle to implement PROs in a sustainable way that generates value for patients and clinicians. Electronic health records (EHR), patient portals, and mHealth apps have the potential to collect electronic PROs (e-PROs) more seamlessly, but best practices regarding implementation have not been established. In this panel, four presenters will describe emerging lessons from experiences implementing e-PROs in the clinical setting. Topics include methods for PRO visualization; designing and implementing a practice models that collects e-PROs via smartphone app for patients; integrating e-PROs collected from apps into the EHR for clinicians; and governance considerations. Attendees will learn the current state of knowledge for effective e-PRO implementation as well as key challenges and future directions.

Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to understand the current issues in electronic patient-reported outcome (e-PRO) implementation, and be able to discuss several emerging lessons to facilitate implementation.


Robert Rudin (Presenter)
RAND Corporation

Cynthia LeRouge (Presenter)
Florida International University

Danielle Lavallee (Presenter)
University of Washington

Anuj Dalal (Presenter)
Brigham and Women's Hospital

David Bates (Presenter)
Brigham and Women's Hospital

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