An introductory course on implementation science and the integration of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) into clinical practice, with a focus on interpretation of PRO scores to guide clinical decisions. Attendees will be introduced to guidelines that can be used to direct PRO use for patient care and quality improvement. Participants will learn about implementation science principles and how they can help identify strategies that address the contextual barriers and facilitators to using PRO measures in a specific clinical context. The course learning objectives will also target the evaluation of the implementation process and the effectiveness of using PRO measures for desired outcomes such as patient activation or goal achievement. Participants will benefit from ongoing initiatives and information exchange between participants using a structured and interactive approach. The course is intended for clinicians, but also for anyone with introductory knowledge of PROs and an interest in their use for enhancing clinical practice.
Describe the value of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) relative to other types of outcome measures for clinical practice and research
Describe examples of PRO measures that include the PROMIS measurement system, and strategies to select the most appropriate patient-reported outcome domains for clinical practice and research
Identify effective strategies to present PRO measure scores to support clinical decision-making to support shared-decision making between patients and clinicians, and quality improvement.
Describe policy and funding drivers of PRO adoption into practice and how implementation science frameworks can guide the evaluation of the process and effectiveness of using PRO measures in clinical practice
Apply knowledge of implementation science to the integration of PRO measures into clinical practice based on case study examples, and small group discussions focused on the participant’s own setting.