Opinion piece published in the British Medical Journal
Published on the 10th of August 2023 in the British Medical Journal doi: 10.1136/bmj.p1816
‘Digital interactive patient reported outcome measures for long term
The authors of the article include
Dr Manoj Sivan (Associate Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant at Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Long Covid service),
Román Rocha Lawrence (Research Fellow at Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and Director of Research and Development at ELAROS 24/7 Limited)
Emily Francis (patient author).
A snippet of the article can be read here, but for the full article, please follow the link above.
There are more than 15 million people with a long term condition in England alone. Healthcare providers around the globe are facing the challenge of providing high quality services for these individuals and constantly evaluating whether these services are effective and offer value for money. There is a need to make the evaluation easier, in real time, and interactive between individuals, clinicians, and care providers. Digital Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) enable individuals’ outcomes to be captured on their smart devices, relaying the information to their clinicians, and linking the outcomes directly to the healthcare records. In our view, there is a need to adopt this approach within all services for long term conditions.