Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMS) surveys are widely accepted tools for making outcomes known. However, they are not easy to implement in a practice.
Our survey uses the internationally-recognised PROMIS short form survey questions. These validated questionnaires turn a symptom into a numerical score. In 16 questions, we collect medically-relevant results for Physical function, Pain intensity, Fatigue and Pain Interference compared to the General US Population with a confidence rating.
Our custom-built surveys are sent automatically via SMS to ensure the highest deliverability and response rates. Our surveys take under 60 seconds for a patient to complete, and we have selected the optimal number of questions to get a reliable result.
We measure patient satisfaction with each survey, using the world-standard Net Promoter Score. We use this to give immediate feedback on individual patient satisfaction you can also aggregate satisfactions over time.
In SurgicalPerformance, we limit the capture of Protected Health Information wherever we can. For PROMS, we have limited it to the patient's First name and mobile number. This information is stored in a separate system and will only used for personalising and sending messages. It cannot be accessed by anyone or exported.
Most surgeons like to set an alert level for notifications. Our users can be notified if any patient reports a survey result outside a nominated level. You can be notified of Severe, Moderate, Mild or all results by email with the results and a link to the detailed report.
To make a PROMS request, you need to complete just 7 fields. We will do the rest. If you use SurgicalPerformance INSIGHTS, you can enable it at data entry and we will send surveys and report results automatically..
The first PROMS survey is sent 7 days after the procedure date
Requests for surveys need to be scheduled before this date
You can add a request and then optionally fill out the other INSIGHTS details later.
We make consent clear via SMS when you request a PROMS survey from a patient. If the patient does not consent and answer the survey, they will not be contacted further.
We recommend you or your practice admin team discuss PROMS requests during an appointment with a patient;
That way your team can explain that the surveys have been designed to enable the doctor to check in on their recovery and overall well being
It also means you can be sure the phone number and details are correct and patients know the survey is genuine and from you;
You can always cancel a request and schedule a new one on the same record with different details if there is an error.
We send personalised surveys directly to a patient's smartphone. We ask questions in four key domains to understand how they are doing after their procedure, plus a final overall patient satisfaction query.
Fatigue - 4 questions
Pain Intensity - 4 questions
Pain Interference - 3 questions
Physical Function - 4 questions
Patient Satisfaction - 1 question
We have integrated PROMS Reporting tightly across every area of SurgicalPerformance.
The PROMS dashboard shows open and response rates for surveys, along with averages of responses in each area for 7, 30 and 180-day surveys
We show survey status and results as traffic lights in all record views to show outsources and trends at a glance
Green bars represent favourbale outcomes; Amber bars represent average outcomes; and red bars represent poor outcomes
The lower the value, the better the patient-reported outcome
From the record edit and detail views you can click to get in-depth reports on patient outcomes for an individual procedure
Follow up on patient-reported outcomes are sent automatically at 30 and 180 days.
We track the response rates on follow-up surveys so you can see where patients have not answered
We ask the same set of questions to ensure valid comparisons
You can see progress over time and measure improvements in outcomes on both reports and summary views