Measuring patient reported outcomes (PROMs) allows you to
- involve patients in their treatment and demonstrate progress over time
- get a “behind the scenes” snapshot of how conditions are affecting your patients in day-to-day life
- audit your care and treatment
- benchmark and stratify risk.
Our aim at myscoreit is to make it quick and easy to start using PROMs in your clinical workflow. Whilst we have tried to make the platform user friendly and intuitive, like any tool, familiarity is key.
Tips for using myscoreit in your clinic
- Log in and have your account open at the beginning of the clinical session.
- Check results for review on your dashboard.
- Send any reminders for outstanding surveys to complete (these can be standard or personalised if you have the time).
- Get on with your day.
- Invite a patient to complete a PROM or review a patient’s results during a consultation.
- Log out, go home, myscoreit will track from here.
- Your practice may be structured so support staff can initiate this process for you. This way you can review results before you see the patient for their initial consultation.
Tips to maximise patient engagement with completing surveys
- Ask if the patient would like to monitor their condition or progress using a scientifically validated survey – most think this is a no-brainer.
- Inform them an invitation to create a free account will arrive in their inbox from myscoreit (not you). Once joined up, they will see the survey with instructions to complete it on a device of their choice (it will take less than 10 minutes for the longest survey). You will both be able to see the results.
- Tell them to expect follow up surveys which may be sent routinely to track progress, these can be archived at any time – by you or them.
- REVIEW THE RESULTS WITH THE PATIENT THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THEM (this is in upper caps for a reason – if you want a patient to continue doing the surveys, they need to know you are looking at them!).
- Be prepared to explain what the results mean – note that “best” and “worst” are indicated on the graph to help you here. Most scores are designed to track conditions or the effects of treatments over time. Some are used by clinicians to benchmark severity and guide timing for treatments such as surgery. Others can be used to stratify risk eg OMPSQ, which can indicate that psychosocial factors increase the likelihood of a condition becoming chronic.
The most important thing you can do to encourage patients to continue their PROMs, is to review their results with them.
Take a look at this short video showing how we use myscoreit in our clinic.
This tool is design by clinicians for clinicians. Please let us know how we can improve it for you.