2023 PRMs Research Collaborative Symposium

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The Com­mis­sion on Excel­lence and Inno­va­tion in Health (CEIH) and Health Trans­la­tion SA host­ed the 2023 Patient Report­ed Mea­sures (PRMs) Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive Sym­po­sium at SAHM­RI on 30 Octo­ber 2023. This was the 3rd Sym­po­sium run for the Col­lab­o­ra­tive and the day was co-designed with mem­bers who par­tic­i­pat­ed through­out the year in the event work­ing group. 

CEIH and HTSA thank all the mem­bers who took the time to help plan and deliv­er the events of 2023.

The theme Prac­ti­cal­i­ties of PRMs: Imple­men­ta­tion, Col­lec­tion Meth­ods and Report­ing” was cre­at­ed based on feed­back pro­vid­ed from mem­bers in 2022.

The event work­ing group was com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing an agen­da which would pro­vide mem­bers with infor­ma­tion on how to imple­ment PRM pro­grams, out­line enablers and bar­ri­ers to data col­lec­tion and share how data can be utilised mean­ing­ful­ly by staff to improve out­comes and expe­ri­ences for consumers. 

Keynote speak­er Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Gab­by Cehic, Clin­i­cal Lead of the South Aus­tralian Pep­tide Recep­tor Radionu­clide Ther­a­py (SA PRRT) Ser­vice, shared her ser­vices expe­ri­ence with imple­ment­ing their PROM pro­gram over a decade ago. Gab­by high­light­ed the pro­gres­sion of their sys­tem over the years and demon­strat­ed how PROMs can be utilised to ensure con­sumers feel heard ensur­ing their wor­ries and issues are pri­ori­tised and addressed in a time sen­si­tive clinic.

Our pre­sen­ters from around the coun­try were gen­er­ous in pro­vid­ing their insights around what is impor­tant to con­sid­er when imple­ment­ing and util­is­ing PRMs. Key points from the day included:

  • Patients/​Consumers want to share their per­spec­tive of their outcomes/​experiences to aid deci­sion making
  • It’s impor­tant to engage con­sumers when first plan­ning to col­lect PRMs (not after the fact)
  • There are many dif­fer­ent meth­ods which can be utilised for col­lec­tion and it’s best to main­tain flex­i­bil­i­ty in approach when possible
  • Inte­gra­tion with an Elec­tron­ic Med­ical Record (EMR) is impor­tant to max­imise clin­i­cian engage­ment with the data
  • It’s impor­tant to auto­mate process­es where pos­si­ble to min­imise staff resources 
  • It can take time to imple­ment col­lect­ing PRMs but in the long run it’s worth it

Read about all the speak­ers in the day’s pro­gram and see videos of all pre­sen­ta­tions in the sec­tion below.

We thank all of the sym­po­sium pre­sen­ters for tak­ing the time to share their knowl­edge and experiences.