• Testimonials

  • I LOVE PROMIS!! 

    How much do I love PROMIS I’m glad that you asked?

    In our integrative medicine (with David Victorson) we are using the PROMIS-29 across 19 BraveNet integrative medicine clinics plus 2 VA clinics.  We just switched from Assessment Center to Redcap this past spring.  Enrollment is about 3,000 unique patients.

    At Allina Health, we have embedded the PROMIS Global Short form (aka PROMIS10)  into our EPIC based medical record.  Since 2014, over 24,000 unique patients have completed the PROMIS10 at least once across specialty care areas including: rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, integrative medicine, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonary rehabilitation and our spine center.  Importantly our cardiac rehabilitation and oncology groups are using this deployment to meet national credentialing standards. We begin infiltrating some areas of primary care by the end of this year.  We are asking providers to use the PROMIS10 information as a vital sign during their encounters with patients. Providers report that through this process they learn novel information that helps them take better care of the patient.

    You may be interested that we added one process question after the PROMIS10 is completed.  The questions ask patients to answer “How important do you think it is for your care team to have this information about you?” A “0” response corresponds to “Not Important” and “10” is “Very Important”.  The average response hovers around 7.8 every month.  I routinely report this number to our CMO and CEO!

    Thanks for making these excellent tools available!

    Jeff Dusek

    Allina Health