Learning Collaborative Advances Use of Outcome Measures Meaningful to Patients

As one facet of UHF’s work to increase patient engagement and the patient voice in health care, the Quality Institute is advancing the use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, or PROMs, with an 18-month learning collaborative. Participants in the series of in-person sessions and webinars include three New York-area health care providers, each of whom has received UHF grant support, along with a faculty of nationally recognized experts and UHF Quality Institute staff. Over the course of the collaborative we will continue to post presentations from these sessions.

Project Activities

Using PROMs in Primary Care: Making the Case and Experience from the Field, a presentation by Neil Wagle, MD, at the initial meeting of the learning collaborative. Dr. Wagle is associate chief quality officer at Partners HealthCare, leading the system’s efforts on ambulatory quality within the Division of Quality, Safety, and Value and the Center for Population Management, and is an expert on Partners’ patient-reported outcomes measurement program.
Download the pdf: http://www.uhfnyc.org/assets/1563

Patient-Reported Outcomes: Moving PROs into Practice, a webinar presentation (slides and audio) by Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, on pragmatic approaches to choosing the instrument that is right for each practice’s clinical priorities, patient population, and resources. Dr. Kroenke is professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indianapolis VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, focusing on physical and psychological symptoms in medical patients, including pain, depression, anxiety, and somatization.
Download the pdf: http://www.uhfnyc.org/assets/1564
Listen to the audio: https://join.onstreammedia.com/play/71471481/13758-webinar-1-propc-ny-12-13-16

Bridging the Gap: Moving from Planning to Routinization, a webinar presentation (slides and audio) by Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, on testing and assessing quality improvement processes. Dr. Savitz is assistant vice president for delivery system science at Intermountain Healthcare, and research professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, directing the University’s CTSA Patient-Centered Research Methods Core.
Download the pdf: http://www.uhfnyc.org/assets/1565
Listen to the audio: https://join.onstreammedia.com/play/71471481/14189-webinar-2-propc-ny-01-24-17

Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project and Patient-Reported Outcomes, a webinar presentation (slides and audio) by Henry Chung, MD, sharing lessons for workflow and quality monitoring from his work on behavioral health screening and follow up in the primary care setting using the PHQ-9 questionnaire. Dr. Chung is vice president and chief medical officer of Montefiore Care Management Organization and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; he is also medical director of the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization, a pioneer ACO.
Download the pdf: http://www.uhfnyc.org/assets/1566
Listen to the audio: https://join.onstreammedia.com/play/71471481/15321-henry-chung

How Primary Care Can Move Towards a Patient-Centered and Outcomes-Focused Approach to Care Management, a presentation by Gene Nelson, MD, showing how using a variety of outcomes and experience measures together can advance understanding of what patients value and where they fall within a "compass" of outcomes, experience, and cost.
Download the pdf: http://uhfnyc.org/publications/881259