You have taken the first step to monitoring outcomes and gaining clinical insights!
Once you have signed up and created your account as the clinic administrator, you will be able to start inviting your own patients to track their outcomes by clicking on “INVITE PATIENT”.
You can now invite your team onto your clinic account so they can too.
Once you log in, you will be taken to your personal account page that also allows you to manage your clinic. On the “PRACTITIONER” side bar tab, you can see and manage the team.
Click on “ADD PRACTITIONER” and enter the appropriate email address. This email address will be the unique identifier for that practitioner, wherever they are practicing (even when they leave your clinic). Patients will never see this email address. Please make sure you consult with your team to ensure this is correct. Only the email address is required, the practitioner can fill in the remaining details when they create their account, you can also do it here and they can edit it later if there is a mistake.
You can see all the patients that your team are tracking using PROMs by opening the “PATIENTS” tab from the sidebar menu.
Now you have set the team up, it’s time to decide how you are going to make PROMs routine.
To start your PROM strategy, choose a single region or care situation to focus on.
Osteoarthritis and anterior cruciate ligament injury are both common and PROMs add great value in their management. Check out the blog links for better understanding of the KOOS and IKDC that are commonly used to track these conditions.
You could also select back pain, another common presentation. Risk stratification using the OMPSQ is recommended in guidelines as best practice and offers clinical insights to improve treatment in patients at risk of developing chronic symptoms. QBPDS can track symptoms over time. Perhaps it would suit your practice to make sure all class participants with back pain are tracked using PROMs. This would ensure compliance and reduce your own pain of Private Health Fund audits!
There is plenty to learn, we will be in touch with more!