|Patient-reported outcomes measurement and management with innovative methodologies and technologies
|Year of Publication
|Quality of Life Research
|16 Suppl 1
|0962-9343 (Print)0962-9343 (Linking)
|*Health Status, *Outcome Assessment (Health Care), *Quality of Life, *Software, Computer Systems/*trends, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Humans, Patient Satisfaction, Questionnaires, United States
Successful integration of modern psychometrics and advanced informatics in patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measurement and management can potentially maximize the value of health outcomes research and optimize the delivery of quality patient care. Unlike the traditional labor-intensive paper-and-pencil data collection method, item response theory-based computerized adaptive testing methodologies coupled with novel technologies provide an integrated environment to collect, analyze and present ready-to-use PRO data for informed and shared decision-making. This article describes the needs, challenges and solutions for accurate, efficient and cost-effective PRO data acquisition and dissemination means in order to provide critical and timely PRO information necessary to actively support and enhance routine patient care in busy clinical settings.